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Agia Triada - West Wing Apartments

The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
At the west end of the Rampa al Mare turn left and enter the West Wing Apartments. These rooms are regarded as exceptional examples of Minoan architecture and of the degree of sophistication of the Minoan culture. This room complex is believed to have been a formal reception area and the works of art displayed in the Iraklion Museum were found here.
Hall
This large terrace opened with a pier-door system south, to a enjoyable view of the sea. Vertical wooden beams supported the room and provided buffers against earthquakes.
Inner Chamber
This now-restored area has benches flanking the restored gypsum and red stucco walls. The upper floors were possibly a reception area where valuable artefacts were found. The Harvest Vase and the Boxer Rhyton, presently displayed in the Iraklion Museum, were found in fragments in the lower rooms.
 

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The Inner Chamber and its restored benches, Agia Triada
The Inner Chamber and its restored benches, Agia Triada
The hall and slots for vertical beams, Agia Triada
The hall and slots for vertical beams, Agia Triada
The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The Inner Chamber and door to a smaller room, Agia Triada
The Inner Chamber and door to a smaller room, Agia Triada
The reception hall and the door to the Archives Room, Agia Triada
The reception hall and the door to the Archives Room, Agia Triada
The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
The large reception hall of the West Wing, Agia Triada
 
Visit the area of the sight: Agia Triada
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
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