Yesterday we saw many artefacts found at Knossos, today we went to discover the largest Bronze Age archaeological site which has been called Europe’s oldest city.
|Rebuilt part of the palace
In 1900 Arthur Evans, an English archeologist, began systematic excavations at Knossos, which lasted until 1914. He had sufficient funds to fulfil his lifelong dream of excavating the palace.
Parts of the ruins were reconstructed by Evans into buildings, adding them to the shape he thought was the original one, which caused much criticism even then.