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Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion”

 
 
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
Inscription. English Text:

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. 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
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” 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.
marker. 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). 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
 
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the "Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” ruins.
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” 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 “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi,” as they appeared in the time of Evans.
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
View of the “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi,” as they appear today.
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
View of the marker in the foreground with a view of the “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi” in the background.
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, that is identified on the marker as being figure 2, showing the "East Bastion," as it appeared in the days of Evans.
The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” Marker
A distant view of the marker, with the stairway that leads up to the top of the "East Bastion" in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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