from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of northern Crete near present-day Iráklion. The center of a Bronze Age culture that probably flourished from c. 2000 to 1400 B.C., it is the traditional site of the labyrinth of Daedalus and the palace of King Minos.
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- proper n. An archaeological site on the island of Crete.
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- n. an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
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Moreover, the first wanderwort skeleton, q-n-h, reminds me a lot of the cityname Knossos as it is named in Greek whose ultimate source and underlying meaning is uncertain.
Visiting archaeological sites such as Knossos, (according to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos), Phaistos and Gortys will impress travellers of all ages.
Knossos, originally a Minoan palace, was excavated and imaginatively restored in the early 20th century by Sir Arthur Evans, who rebuilt the place in concrete and "completed" its damaged frescoes.
They liked to believe that King Minos of Crete, their mythical enemy from some even older past, had hidden a hellish monster that devoured the flower of Greek youth in the fathomless Labyrinth set below the palace of Knossos.
Evidence of this ancient oil was discovered in 1901 at the "Room of the Olive Press" at Knossos on the island of Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
For their full effect, Knossos scarves needed to be worn as embellishments to a particular type of dress.
He designed the costumes for several theatrical productions, but his first purely fashion garment was the Knossos scarf.
I have seen a number of reconstructions on the net that applied a 'Knossos-style' red-black-white palette - I am unsure if it is right, ...
I've been wondering about that and noticed the Knossos similarity.
As for the columns, I have seen a number of reconstructions on the net that applied a 'Knossos-style' red-black-white palette - I am unsure if it is right, as this temple comes from a later era, and classic Greeks and Romans likely had different colour preferences.