One of the great archaeological sites of the world, the Palace of Knossos was built between 2000 and 1250 BCE. It was a political and religious center of the ancient Minoan culture.
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- Knossos Rd., 5km (3 miles) south of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- 35.297900° N, 25.163300° E
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- October 8, 2013
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- April 11, 2015
First palace-centered state in Europe established at Knossos
The first palace-centered state in Europe is established at Knossos in Crete. The Palace of Knossos serves as a royal residence, economic headquarters and ceremonial center.