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Post  ChrisWAldridge on Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:34 pm

As we all know, Sir Evans discovered the great palace of Knossos on Crete. He dubbed it the Palace of Minos, and it is said that he also found a labyrinth beneath it. The story of Theseus says that the Hero went to Crete to enter the labyrinth of Minos and kill the Minotaur within. If it's true that Evans discovered this palace and the ruins of a labyrinth under it, it could give more evidence to the story of Theseus. Does anyone know if indeed the unearthed ruins have a maze underneath?

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Re: Discovery of Minos' Palace

Post  Erodius on Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:50 pm

ChrisWAldridge wrote:As we all know, Sir Evans discovered the great palace of Knossos on Crete. He dubbed it the Palace of Minos, and it is said that he also found a labyrinth beneath it. The story of Theseus says that the Hero went to Crete to enter the labyrinth of Minos and kill the Minotaur within. If it's true that Evans discovered this palace and the ruins of a labyrinth under it, it could give more evidence to the story of Theseus. Does anyone know if indeed the unearthed ruins have a maze underneath?

I have never heard of any evidence being uncovered of anything like a maze at the Cnossus excavation sites.

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