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Nisos Crete

18 August 2023
Jane Paulson
KNOSSOS PALACE
Knossos is a Bronze Age archaeological site situated on the north central coast, southeast of Heraklion. A Minoan Palace of 14,000msq founded in 1900BC. The settlement it sits in was founded in 7000BC and was an area that had been used for ritual feasting since Neolithic times.
The palace was abandoned between 1380-1100BC.
In 1900 Arthur Evans undertook extensive excavations which unearthed most of the palace as well as many artifacts. His work is controversial, in particular for his inaccurate and irreversible reconstructions of the architectural remains at the site. We have to agree and frankly we were seriously underwhelmed and very disappointed. In our opinion it has been ruined.
Since then, it has been further excavated, restored and maintained. A lot of the artifacts, frescoes etc can be seen in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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Vessel Name: Stiletto
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 33 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Gosport, UK
Crew: Andreas Giles & Jane Paulson
About:
We have been sailing together for 18 years and have owned Stiletto for 16 of them. We have exhausted the Solent and the UK South Coast and all the other usual passages: West Country, France, Channel Islands etc. that are available from our home port of Gosport. [...]