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How much do you know about Knossos Palace in Crete?

Knossos was the center of the Minoan civilization, one of the most sophisticated civilizations in Europe. 

Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major centre of trade and the economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Knossos lays approximately 5 kilometers south of Heraklion City in Crete and is open all year round. Many of Knossos artifacts are in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

You will find useful and always current info regarding submissions, free admission dates and contact info at the site: Ministry of Culture and Sports

We present here some of the sources for this quiz. Visit them for more detailed information about Knossos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knossos

https://www.heraklion.gr/en/ourplace/knossos/knossos.html

http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/greeceknossos.htm

http://www.athenapub.com/11evans.htm

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    Knossos is one of the four principal palace sites (In order of size) found all over Crete among the Minoan settlements, tombs and cemeteries.

    • True
    • False
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    Knossos palace was built on the ruins of an area that was inhabited during the Neolithic times (6000 B.C.)

    • True
    • False
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    The first to excavate at Knossos was merchant and antiquarian from Heraklion, Minos Kalokairinos.

    • True
    • False
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    The archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans was alerted to a possible presence of an ancient civilization on Crete by noticing carved seal stones worn as charms by native Cretans.

    • True
    • False
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    The term Minoan Civilization was coined by Sir Arthur Evans, in reference to the legendary King Minos.

    • Yes
    • No
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    The Minoan Civilization is considered as the first advanced civilization of the prehistoric Aegean region but also of the entire Europe.

    • True
    • False
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    In its peak, the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100.000 people

    • True
    • False
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    Knossos was the residence of a monarch, thus it was named ‘the palace of Knossos’

    • True
    • False
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    At Knossos we find the earliest known flushing toilet. The toilet was screened off by partitions and was flushed by rain water or by water held in cisterns from conduits built into the wall.

    • True
    • False
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    In Knossos not just palaces but ordinary homes were heated with sophisticated hypocaust systems, where heat was conducted under the floor, the earliest known to exist.

    • True
    • False

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