Knossos, Greece

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In case you did not know, Knossos is an archaeological site on the island of Crete (which is part of Greece). Knossos was a significant city in the Minoan Empire.

The first settlement of Knossos dates back to about 7000 BC. And the first palace in the city dates back to 1900 BC. Knossos was abandoned sometime between 1380 and 1100 BC. No one really knows why. Some historians are claiming that a volcanic eruption on the island of Thera (about 100 km from Knossos) may have caused a tsunami which damaged the city.

History has always been one of my favorite subjects. There’s no shortage of mystery when it comes to history if you ask me. Knossos is definitely on my bucket list as one of the archaeological sites that I want to visit one day. This photo of Knossos has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 24th of September 2012.

Knossos Knossos, Greece

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