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Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

West Magazines

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. West Magazines Marker
Inscription. English Text:

Looking down, you can see the start of the corridor that joins eighteen long and narrow storerooms, covering an area of 1300 square meters (Figure 1).

In the floor of both the storerooms and corridor, there are ninety-three rectangular cists, the so-called "Kassellas". From the finds it appears they were used for keeping safe precious equipment and vases. There are also even larger cists in the corridor, internally lined, perhaps to hold liquids.

The pithoi (large storage jars) (Figure 2) of the "West Magazines" bear witness to the wealth of the Palace. The remains of some 150 pithoi were found, although there is room for about 400. Their contents are unknown, although they could have been oil, wine, pulses, etc.

At different points of the magazines, clay tablets came to light in the Linear B script with records of an economic character. At the north end of the corridor, a large number of older clay seal impressions and clay tablets in the Cretan Hieroglyphic script were discovered.
 
Location. 35° 17.872′ N, 25° 9.768′ 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
West Magazines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. West Magazines 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.
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. "Piano Nobile" (a few steps from this marker); Conservation - restoration of the "West Magazines" (a few steps from this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco (within shouting distance of this marker); "Kouloures" (within shouting distance of this marker); "North Lustral Basin" (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of Knossos (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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West Magazines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. West Magazines Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the West Magazines ruins.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. West Magazines
View of one of the "West Magazines," seen in the shadow of the marker, with two pithoi seen stored inside.
West Magazines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. West Magazines 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 excavated ruins of the "West Magazines."
West Magazines image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. West Magazines
View of another one of the "West Magazines," seen with a pithoi stored inside.
West Magazines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. West Magazines Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration of a pithoi, that is identified on the marker as being figure 2.
West Magazines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. West Magazines Marker
Distant view of the marker, showing the archaeological park site around the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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