Knossos | Crete

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Numa viagem à ilha de Creta é imperdível visitar o Palácio de Knossos. A cerca de cinco quilómetros de Heraklion, principal cidade da ilha, o local combina as ruínas do local arqueológico com a reconstrução de parte dos antigos edifícios. Esta reconstrução, embora controversa, ajuda o visitante a ter uma ideia do que pode ter sido a dimensão e aparência do complexo do palácio, com as cores fortes das colunas e dos frescos, os vasos de terracota, os pórticos, colunatas e corredores.

Os imensos edifícios que incluíam  tanto áreas habitacionais, como de trabalho e de armazenamento, tornavam esta sofisticada cidade da civilização Minoica, um importante centro económico que mantinha laços comerciais  com a maioria das cidades do Mediterrâneo Oriental.

(English Version)

On a trip to the island of Crete is a must to visit the Palace of Knossos. At about five kilometers from Heraklion, the main town on the island, the site combines the ruins of the archaeological site with the reconstruction of part of the old buildings. This reconstruction, although controversial, help the visitor to get an idea of what may have been the size and appearance of the palace complex, with the strong colors of the columns and frescoes, the terracotta pots, the porticos, colonnades and corridors.

The huge buildings that included both residential areas, workshops and storage facilities, made this sophisticated city of Minoan civilization, an important economic center that maintained commercial ties with most cities in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Knossos | Crete

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