Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.5.13. Knossos
(1,508 words)

A. Name and chronological context

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Knossos (Linear B: Ko-no-so, Greek Knōsós) was a  Minoan and Mycenaean palace complex with a surrounding urban settlement in northern central  Crete (2.5.12.). The destruction of the palace around 1350 (LM IIIA) heralded a phase of decline, which continued through LM IIIC (12th cent.; BNP Atlas 27, 33). However, Knossos and  Phaestus are the only ancient Minoan palace co…

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Matthäus, Hartmut, “2.5.13. Knossos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007169>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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