Culture

Palace of Knossos and bull fresco
By Beth Seager

Beyond the Myth: King Minos, the Minotaur and the Birth of European Civilisation in Crete

The Palace of Knossos has four significant firsts: the oldest European throne, the first paved road in Europe, coloured frescoes 3000 years before the technique was rediscovered in the Renaissance, and Europe’s first toilet. Located on the North coast, about 5km from the town of Heraklion, most of what can be seen today is part…

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