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Ancient Stones by db156 Ancient Stones by db156
A section of the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete, parts of which are dated at 4000 years old!

Due to it's complex structure and Crete's history of earthquakes, the palace has been suggested as the source of the myth of the Labyrinth, an elaborate mazelike structure constructed for King Minos of Crete and designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

A massive excavation was undertaken by Englishman, Arthur Evans in 1900, after he purchased the entire site. The picture above shows Bastion A at the North Entrance, one of several parts of the structure rebuilt by Evans before 1910. These acts would have been controversial today but the rebuilt parts are antiques in thermselves now, being over 100 years old.

Here endeth the history lesson!

As for the shot... I just thought monochrome looked more effective! :shrug:
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