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Unformatted text preview: - Sophisticated building technology: plumbing, bathing & sanitary drains (03) Settlements at Gournia and Knossos - Gournia: organic form without formal planning or fortifications, paved roads- Palace at Knossos or "Palace of King Minos" (c. 1600 BCE )- Mixed use as royal residence, administrative center, warehouse storage, and ceremonial center- Complex “ labyrinth ” like spaces but zoned logically by functions (origin of the “labyrinth” of Greek mythology?)- Central courtyard focus of public events (04) Destruction in 1450 BCE probably due to volcanic eruption on the nearby Aegean Island of Thera (modern Santorini) which may have also been the genesis of the Atlantis legends in Greek literature/mythology (05) Key Concepts: - Isolation without threat = architecture not limited by defensive strategies- Culture connected to landscape and nature- Significant influence on Mycenaean culture in Greece...
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- Summer '08
- Architecture, Minoan civilization, Knossos, Crete, Minoan Culture