Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
North Entrance, North Pillar Hall
An open air passage linked the Central Court with the North Entrance. It was paved and sharply inclined towards the north.
The passage is narrow. Right and left were two raised colonnades known as "Bastions" (Figure 1).
Arthur Evans reconstructed the "Bastion" on the west side. He also placed a copy of a restored relief fresco of a bull here. The wall painting may have formed part of a hunting scene.
The passage ends in a large hall with ten square pillars and two columns (Figure 2). The pillars and columns probably supported a large hall on the upper floor.
Evans suggested that, due to its position on the seaward side, it was here that the produce of seaborne trade would have been checked when it reached the Palace. It was therefore named the "Customs House".
Location. 35° 17.902′ N, 25° 9.805′ 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. "North Lustral Basin" (within shouting distance of this marker); Water and Drainage Conduits (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” (within shouting distance of this marker); "Throne Room" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Theatral Area", "Royal Road" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); Conservation - restoration of the "West Magazines" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Magazines (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knosos.
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