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Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

South Entrance, Corridor with the “Prince of the Lilies” Fresco

 
 
South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker
Inscription. English Text:

The south part and south facade of the Palace is very eroded. Today one can only see foundations on tiered levels. At the bottom, a tower-like projection is all that remains of the south entrance to the Palace. An ascending corridor led to the Central Court.

The section of the corridor closest to the Central Court is reconstructed. Evans put a copy of a relief wall painting here, of which only a few fragments were found (Figure 1). On these it was possible to make out a figure wearing jewelry in the shape lilies. The reconstruction you see here is uncertain. In Evan's opinion, it represented the "Priest-King". Other scholars think that it is prince, whilst others believe it depicts a female figure.
 
Location. 35° 17.86′ N, 25° 9.784′ E. Marker is in Knosos, Crete, in Heraklion. Marker can be reached from Dedalou south of Glafkou, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on the island of Crete, just south of the capital city of Heraklion, in the Palace of Knossos archaeological park, and you must be walking on the grounds of the archaeological park in oder to see this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Knosos, Crete 714 09, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, showing where the park visitor was in relation to the ruins of the archaeological park, while standing in front of the marker.
this marker. "Piano Nobile" (a few steps from this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Shrine of the Double Axes" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Magazines (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); Conservation - restoration of the "West Magazines" (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Hall of the Double Axes" and the "Queen's Megaron" (within shouting distance of this marker); Water and Drainage Conduits (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Knosos.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the reconstructed South Entrance, Corridor ruins.
South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the reconstructed corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" fresco.
South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration of the "Prince of the Lilies" fresco., that is identified on the marker as being figure 1.
Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco
View of visitors to the archaeological park, lined up in the corridor to see the "Prince of the Lilies" fresco.
the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco
the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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