Pithoi jars were likely used as storage devices for liquids, grains, dried fish and olives by the Minoan Civilization. Several hundreds of them were found in the ruins of the Palace at Knossos in the Greek Island of Crete. Because of their size, they were typically placed on the ground floors. Pithois are differentiated based on their size, the number of handles and decoration on the outer surface.
– Jars at “The Magazines of the Great Pithoi”
– Ruins of a multi-storied structure
– Ruins of Palace at Knossos
– Reconstructed hall with columns and frescoes
– Bastion of the Bull
– King’s Megaron and Stoa
– Queen’s Megaron
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