John Sheldon

John Sheldon

Posted on 10/02/2018


Photo taken on May  5, 2018


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Architecture
Goddess Sanctuary
Minoan religion
Throne Room
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Throne Room (Goddess Sanctuary) at Knossos

Throne Room (Goddess Sanctuary) at Knossos 

The Throne Room at Knossos Palace is popularly thought to have been the place where the kings of the Minoan civilisation sat in state. It could equally have been a room dedicated to religious purposes, perhaps the main shrine in the Palace. This might explain the low ceiling and sense of mystery. The throne would have been where or a priestess representing the deity sat. (Minoan religion appears to have been founded on a mother goddess figure.)
The Knossos Palace remains are sited just south of modern day Heraklion in Crete. It was the centre of the Minoan civilisation and in mythology was the residence of King Minos. These are remains of the second palace on the site, which lasted from about 1700 to 1350 BCE.

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing capture!

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