a ruined city on N central Crete; capital of the ancient Minoan civilization.
- Knos·si·an, adjective
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How to use Knossos in a sentence
One interesting case study is Sir Arthur Evans, the original excavator and “restorer” of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete.The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book | Nick Romeo | September 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is the guide to Knossos that every tourist should take.
Chalcott is sanguine of 'great finds' around the site of ancient Knossos in the near future.A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
He points out that the real Labyrinth was at Knossos and that nothing was left of it in Pliny's time.Mazes and Labyrinths | W. H. Matthews
In the palace at Knossos the system of drainage is superior to any known in Europe between that day and the last century.Religion and Art in Ancient Greece | Ernest Arthur Gardner
Meanwhile at Vaphio, Enkomi, Knossos, and elsewhere the art is often excellent.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
Two Egyptian inscriptions have been found at Knossos, but no bilingual one.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery | L.W. King and H.R. Hall
British Dictionary definitions for Knossos
a ruined city in N central Crete: remains of the Minoan Bronze Age civilization
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