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Minoan Palace of Tilisos

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Pithari in situ in Tilisos
Pithari in situ in Tilisos
Tilisos was one of the first Minoan sites to be excavated. Although archaeologists never discovered a palace equal to that of Knossos, they did find three large villas contemporary with the great palaces. Archaeologists offer several theories regarding the site. One of these is that Tilisos was a staging area on the route west towards other Minoan centres.
The three villas are labelled A, B, and C for easier identification. House A is the best-preserved with a court in the centre. A window illumines what remains of the staircase. The storerooms on the north side contain large reconstructed pithari. Several Linear A tablets were also found in this area.
Little of House B survives, except the floor plan, but it contained some of the oldest relics found at this site.
House C is of impressive design and construction. The main room contained a light-well for illumination, and evidence of a drainage system remains.
 

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The Minoan site of Tilisos
The Minoan site of Tilisos
The Minoan site of Tilisos
The Minoan site of Tilisos
The Minoan site of Tilisos
The Minoan site of Tilisos
Pithari in situ in Tilisos
Pithari in situ in Tilisos
 
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