New revelations about the oldest city in Europe, Knossos

New revelations about the oldest city in Europe, Knossos


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New excavations carried out in the city Knossos, on the Greek island of Crete, considered the first European city, they shed new data about her. According to the team, or rather, the teams of researchers in this place, date the birth of the city to the Greek Bronze Age between 3500 and 1100 BC.

It is also stated that managed to recover well from the collapse of the political and social system which happened in approximately 1200 BC and became a prosperous and cosmopolitan city in the Aegean.

One of the researchers is Antonis Kotsonas, belonging to the University of Cincinnati and has explained that Knossos has always been recognized as a glorious city, capital of Crete, place where the mythical labyrinth of the minotaur and seat of the palace of the famous king Minos, this being the neuralgic and most important point of Minoan culture.

For many years, scholars, historians and archaeological experts have studied the remains of the city, but there has not been such an in-depth investigation as it is now, from which much fruit has been drawn.

In recent years, many pieces and artifacts dating back to the Iron Age have been recovered, especially in an area of ​​Knossos that until now had remained unexplored, which caused the size of the city to be notably revealed, something of which there was no evidence, and it was also known that it had export routes with countries such as Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Sardinia and areas such as the western Mediterranean or the Near East.

This amalgam of details reveals that there is no other place in the Aegean period like this and that imports were an important part of the sustenance of the city and of the success and growth that it had, because there was a lot of work and the city was getting bigger and bigger.

The investigations found remains of bronze, jewelry, ornaments, ceramics, etc., which provides an idea of ​​the wealth that the community of this city had, although Kotsonas has confirmed that there is still a lot of work to be done here and that Knossos will surely surprise us by revealing many secrets that we do not know, we just have to investigate a little more and we will know much of the history of this exciting and impressive city.

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