We chose to explore the Minoan palace of Knossos--1st European Civilization (?) Really, I don't know history. I know it was really old.
I also know that a lot of people in in the early 20th century tried "Restoring" these ruins, ruining them further in the process. As time goes on, our knowledge grows and ability we have to learn about what was really there grows, as does the ability to truly restore them to the original form.
Below are photos of our wanderings through the ancient Minoan Palace. It was quite amazing. Old.
Everything in Greece is old. ;-) And we loved it!!
Mike. Trudging along like the good trooper he is.
|There are some stone carved bulls horns just off this walkway to the left. It looks kind of like they are fans of University of Utah. ha|
|Yes, it was a very large palace area and we just saw the red line area. Many rooms, many people, many riches.|
|There's a big red bull under this palace pavillion/porch area.|
I just really was impressed by these pine trees on the property of this Minoan Palace. They have LOT of pine cones!!!