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View of the bay of Kato Zakros,

on the left the archaeological remains of the Minoan palace, 4° in size on Crete and also the only one to have been brought to light without suffering looting.


It was built around 1600 BC, it included 180 rooms and stretched for about 8,000 .


It develops with labyrinthine pace around a central paved courtyard and has three entrances to the west and a main one to the east where was also found an altar.


 In the western part of the palace are located the rooms of dignitaries, while in the north part there were rooms for symposia equipped with skylights, were also found large votive basins.


The main apartments and various laboratories are located in the east and south part.


The site location of the palace was of great importance because it allowed the sea trade with the East, and with the other palaces on the island.


There were also found many vases in the treasure of the palace, between these important finds there are big swords with golden leaves, ivory, decorative objects made of copper from Cyprus and an amphora depicting a temple and wild animals.


Many of these finds are preserved today in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

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