The Dolphin Sanctuary at Knossos



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The "Dolphin Sanctuary" in the West Wing at Knossos - Evans called this the "Queen's Room"

This room takes its name from a Dolphin Fresco which was found here in pieces on the floor. It probably fell from the floor above during the destruction of the palace. A replica of the fresco is now on the north wall as shown in this image. A lustral basin adjoined the Dolphin Sanctuary. There were many of these throughout the ruins, but the purpose is unknown.


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