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Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

“Shrine of the Double Axes”

 
 
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. "Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker
Inscription. English Text:

The room before you was made into a shrine at the end of the Postpalatial period (1375-1200 B.C.). It is known as the "Shrine of the Double Axes" (Figure 1). On a bench at the back, different ritual objects were found amongst which were a stone double axe and votive clay idols (Figure 2). Similar small shrines have been found in houses of the same period.
 
Location. 35° 17.848′ N, 25° 9.8′ 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. South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Hall of the Double Axes" and the "Queen's Megaron" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Piano Nobile"
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. "Shrine of the Double Axes" 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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Water and Drainage Conduits (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Magazines (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” (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.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. "Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the "Shrine of the Double Axes" ruins.
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. "Shrine of the Double Axes" 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 "Shrine of the Double Axes," as it appeared in the time of Evans.
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. "Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration of votive clay idols, that is identified on the marker as being figure 2, that were found in the "Shrine of the Double Axes," when it was originally excavated.
"Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. "Shrine of the Double Axes" Marker
View of the marker in the midst of the archaeological ruins.
 
 
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 191 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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