Comprehensive Architectural Lexicon, Knossos & Mycenae (Part B): Part B of our architectural lexicon in Linear B presents only a few little problems. First of all, pokironuka = decorated with different studs, would appear to refer to studs which are jutting ornamentations on buildings, but I cannot be sure of this. Ponikiyo is almost always translated as palm tree, but I suspect it also means Phoenician, i.e. an architectural style. For the three * asterisked notes, see the lexicon above. Just one more point on samara. Samara is an actual ancient city. One Linear B lexicon defines it as points, but I have not the faintest idea what that is supposed to mean. The alternative meaning is monuments, which is completely acceptable. But I have added the additional signification, burial mounds, because these appear in some numbers at Mycenae alone.
Knossos, Queen’s Megaron restored, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 3 of 3:
Knossos, Queen’s Megaron restored, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 2 of 3:
POST 1,100: Knossos, Queen’s Megaron restored, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 1 of 3:
There is only one building on the site of the ruins of Knossos which has been fully restored, and that is the so-called magnificent “Queen’s Megaron”. It is an edifice of startling beauty, and contains the first known throne in any ancient palace in Europe.
The Throne Room is adorned with stunning frescoes of griffins, as illustrated here:
More photos from Knossos (stairs and foundations): Post 2 of 2
Knossos: the magnificent Queen’s Megaron (Late Minoan III) [Click to ENLARGE]:
In Linear B, WANAKATERO literally means “the house of the King or Queen” and in this case, the Linear B title refers to “the new palace of the Queen”, which is, I can assure you, a masterpiece of Minoan architecture at its zenith. This is the only building which has been completely restored from the ruins of the Last Palace (Late Minoan III ca. 1450 BCE).