Ancient Knossos. Europe’s oldest city 2022 (in pictures)

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Ancient Knossos with the Minoan palace, the largest archaeological site of the Bronze Age on Crete island, Knosos near Heraklion is known as Europe’s oldest city.

Knossos was discovered by archaeologist Arthur Evans at the begging of the 20th century. Knossos is widely known for the throne, the Minotaur Myth and the fresco paintings with the most famous the Bastion A at the North Entrance, the bull fresco.

Statue of Sir Arthur John Evans, the British archaeologist and pioneer in the study of Aegean Civilization in the Bronze Age. He is most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete. Knossos, Herakleion, Greece on August 2022 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto) (Photo by Nicolas Economou / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Crowds of people are seen walking on the paved routes, locals and foreign tourists are visiting the Minoan Palace on a warm sunny summer day, as the monument has increased numbers of visitors as it opened and operates normally after the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic without restrictions. © AFP

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