Michael Fuller

Late Bronze Age storage jars in one the storage magazines of the palace.


Restored portion of the palace.


Two Marble statetues: Dionysus (2nd - 3rd century AD)  and Emperor Hadrian (AD 117 - 138) . A Black-Figure lekythos depicting Theseus slaying the Minotaur, 5th century BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Roman clay oil lamps with decoration on the discus. Left, hounds subdue a stag; center, Goddess Artimus; right, gladiator. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.


Late Bronze Age lioness-head rhyton for pouring a liquid offering through a hole in the muzzle. Made out of fine grain limestone. 1600 - 1550 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.


Late Bronze Age throne room.


Left: Silver coin from Knossos displaying the 7-course "Classical" Labyrinth; other coins show the meander variation of Labyrinth. The female bust represent either Demeter or Persephone. 400 BC. Right: Marble relief of Demeter with a cornucopia (horn of plenty) from 1st or 2nd century AD; from Knossos. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.


Left: Late Bronze Age wall painting of 3 noble women/goddesses. Right: Clay model found in excavation. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.


Late Bronze Age wall painting fragments of the bull leapers. Heraklion Archaeological Museum



- the palace of King Minos is famous in the archaeology of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization. The site was also occupied during the Classical Period.