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Knossos – Home of the Minatour

June 29, 2012

When I was a yoof, back in the day, I had a Ladybrid Book of Greek Myths. I loved the book and read it over and over. So it was when I found myself in Crete recently, it was a joy to visit Knossos, the legendery home of the Minotaur.

My photo from Knossos

The site is a bronze age city built by the Minoans. It was the first major city in Europe. It was reputedly maze-like because of its number of rooms and huge size (at a time when most people lived in one or two room huts. The Minoans were into bulls and did dances leaping over them – which has also fed into the Minotaur myth. Well worth seeing if you get the chance.

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