Stairs in the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palace in Europe, dating back to 1900 B.C. with perhaps the earliest settlement in 7000 B.C. Crete [3000x2800] Didn't the archaeologist who first(?) expl...

Stairs in the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palace in Europe, 4000 years old.

Knossos Palace in Crete #Greece ~2000 BC. The Minoans where very advanced for their time. With 5 to 7 storey tall palaces and 2 to 3 storey tall houses in their cities. Minoans had some of the first urban plannings, sewerage systems, even toilets on the 2nd or 3rd floor in city houses, in the world. With advanced architecture build to withstand earthquakes and to let light penetrate across the palaces

Stairwell in the residential quarter of the palace, Knossos (Crete), Greece, BCE.

Columns from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum - The Glass Mosaics at Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 AD)

Mosaic columns from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum . The Glass Mosaics at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Rani ki vav -The stepwell, which had been constructed in the third millennium BC, is a subterranean water resource and storage system. Rani ki vav was built in the complex Maru-Gurjara architectural style with an inverted temple and seven levels of stairs and holds more than 500 principle sculptures.

Scottish team to digitally scan ancient Indian landmark

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) - Top View Patan in Gujarat, India Photographer: Dushyant Patel

Bronze Age - the 1,300 room Knossos palace complex on Crete island, Greece - this throne room (dated to ca. 1500 BC) had built in bench seats and a washbasin for ritual purification.

Bronze Age - the room Knossos palace complex on Crete island, Greece - this throne room (dated to ca. 1500 BC) had built in bench seats and a washbasin for ritual purification.

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