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).
In classical architecture, we recognize five orders: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and composite. What is this classification based on?
The Maison Carrée (“Square House”) in the French city of Nîmes is considered the best preserved temple of the Roman world.
We finish up our chores in Phocis, talk to Herodotus at Thermopylae, and then head over to Athens, the greatest city in Greece.
Thanks to the MET, readers can now experience the ancient site of Palmyra and learn more about its history and modern plight.