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A bull-leaper from Knossos  
   

A bull-leaper from Knossos

Into the Labyrinth

May 21st 2016
We flew to Cyprus today - via Athens, so the trip took 'way too long. But before that we had an all-too-brief visit to Knossos, by far the largest Minoan palace on Crete. It's the legendary home of the Minotaur. Quite a contrast to Phaistos, which has been left in the state the excavators found it. Knossos, on the other hand, was in many places extensively reconstructed - including adding colum ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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