Lure of the Labyrinth—Palace at Knossos
Lecture no. 14 from the course: The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul
Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
The great palace at Knossos offers dramatic glimpses of the Minoan civilization. Investigate the palace's structure of labyrinthine rooms and its grand courtyards, site of the death-defying bull dance. Ponder the flamboyant ceremonies, court rituals, and sumptuous luxury of the Minoan rulers, recorded in masterful frescoes and tablets memorializing the palace accounts.