Theatral Area Staircase

Iraklio Province

These four surviving steps of a large staircase may have been used as a theatre.

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1. Kernos Stone

This disc with 34 impressions around its edge is on the western side of the Palace of Malia's Central Court. Archaeologists believe it probably had a…

2. Altar Pit

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Believed to be an altar where animals were sacrificed (many bone remains were found here).

3. Pillar Crypt

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Located behind a stone-paved vestibule within the west wing of the palace, the pillar crypt is believed to have harboured the most important rooms.

4. Grand Staircase

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This was the main staircase that led to the 'piano nobile', where important rooms such as reception areas were located.

5. Central Court

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The Central Court is the main court, measuring an impressive 48m long and 22m wide. On its western side archaeologists discovered one of the Kernos Stones…

6. Loggia

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The loggia was most probably used for ceremonial purposes.

7. East Magazines

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The east magazines (storerooms) once contained stacks of giant pithoi (pots) containing liquids and staples.

8. Grain Silos

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These eight well-preserved circular pits are believed to have been grain silos.