Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion”
The great pithoi (storage jars) you see before you, were found in a place named by Evans, the "Magazines of the Giant Pithoi" (Figure 1). These magazines are one of the older parts of the Palace. The pithoi are set apart by their size, number of handles and the richness of their relief decoration with ropes and discs.
On the right you see a staircase which has been reconstructed by Evans and descends to the east entrance of the Palace. The entrance is a robust construction that gives the impression of a "bastion" (Figure 2). From this point it would have been easy to reach an important building of the palatial period, the so-called "Royal Villa" which lies outside the main archaeological site.
Location. 35° 17.88′ N, 25° 9.824′ 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 this Water and Drainage Conduits (a few steps from this marker); The "Hall of the Double Axes" and the "Queen's Megaron" (within shouting distance of this marker); North Entrance, North Pillar Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Shrine of the Double Axes" (within shouting distance of this marker); South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco (within shouting distance of this marker); "North Lustral Basin" (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.
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