POST 1,100: Knossos, Queens Megaron restored, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 1 of 3:

Knossos Queen's Megaron a general view

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 Queens Megaron. It is an edifice of startling beauty, and contains the first known throne in any ancient palace in Europe.

Knossos Queen's Megaron b

Knossos Queen's Megaron c columns

The Throne Room is adorned with stunning frescoes of griffins, as illustrated here:

Knossos Queen's Megaron Throne Room