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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

“Theatral Area", “Royal Road”

 
 
"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker
Inscription. English Text:

The area before you was called the "Theatre" by Evans because its shape reminded him of later theatres (Figure 1). It is a platform and rows of steps that form an angle. At the bottom of the steps is the end of a narrow raised road that divides a paved court. Evans believed that the court was used for ceremonies watched by the standing viewers.

The raised paved road continues in the opposite direction. It passes underneath the modern road to Herakleion connecting the Palace with the Minoan town, which extended to the West and North. Evans named the road the "Royal Road". Along the length of the road are town houses with workshops on the ground floor and residential areas on the upper floor.
 
Location. 35° 17.909′ N, 25° 9.773′ E. Marker is in Knosos, Crete, in Heraklion. Marker can be reached from Dedalou south of Glafkou, on the left when traveling south. Touch 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 marker
"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" 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.
. "North Lustral Basin" (a few steps from this marker); North Entrance, North Pillar Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Conservation - restoration of the "West Magazines" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); West Magazines (within shouting distance of this marker); "Kouloures" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Piano Nobile" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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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"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker
View of the marker and the landscape in the left front area of the marker.
"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker
View of the marker and the landscape in the right front area of the marker.
"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, that is identified on the marker as being figure 1, showing the "Theatral Area."
"Theatral Area" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. "Theatral Area"
View, from an angle other than that of figure 1, of the steps in the "Theatral Area."
"Theatral Area"and the "Royal Road" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. "Theatral Area"and the "Royal Road"
View, from an angle other than that of figure 1, of the platform and both sets of steps in the "Theatral Area," and of the "Royal Road."
"Royal Road" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. "Royal Road"
View of the "Royal Road."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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