Invicta invited archaeologist Josho Brouwers to provide commentary on the game’s depiction of Knossos. There is, as you might expect, a lot to talk about.
Jason Morris reviews Seth Bernard’s Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy, published in 2018.
Near Phaistos is the archaeological site of Agia Triada, once a flourishing Minoan town that featured a palace-like structure or “villa”.
At Phaistos, near Crete’s southern coast, on a hill overlooking the Messara Plain, are the impressive remains of a large Minoan palace.
The second most popular archaeological site in Greece, Knossos features impressive remains of a Bronze-Age Minoan “palace”.
Crete is the largest island in the Aegean Sea and dotted with archaeological sites, including many that date back to the Bronze Age.
Located at the edge of a tall cliff on the island of Capri is the large villa once owned by the reclusive Roman emperor Tiberius (r. AD 14-37).
About 18 kilometres west from Naples is the archaeological site of Cuma, which in antiquity was the home of the Cumaean sibyl (oracle).
The Bronze Age town of Gournia is built on top of a hill. It is well preserved, and one does not need a lot of imagination to picture what the town may have looked like during its prime: a conglomeration of dwellings separated by narrow alleys.
This basilica in Gortyna, Crete, was dedicated to the first Bishop of Crete, St Titos. It was founded in the sixth century AD, during the reign of Emperor Justinian (527-565). It replaced an earlier basilica of the fifth century AD. An earthquake in 620 virtually destroyed it, so that it had to be rebuilt.