Knossos reminded me of Luxor, most ruins look the same no matter where they are. But I like it when mind has a chance to exercise its imagine.
You know that Minos used to be the forefather of the Minoian civilization and the first King of Crete. He wanted to offer the best sacrifice, so he came to Poseidon and asked for it. Poseidon gave him a beautiful white bull. But Minos was delighted by that bull, he decided to hide it and sacrifice another one. Poseidon became angered by it, so he made his wife Pasiphae desire that bull. The Athenian artificer Daedalus made her a wooden cow hollow within, so she could get into it and satisfy her lust (*facepalm*). Then she gave birth to Minotaur, a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Daedalus built Knossos for him, and Minos hid him there, and you know the continuation of this story...
The palace didn't remain up to nowadays. In different times, the blocks which it consisted of were used for building fortresses. Arthur Evans used to carry out archeological excavations at his own expense, and all the finds were given to the Archaelogical Museum. One can see his bust at the entrance of the museum. He also reconstructed its single parts.
Due to its poor condition, I decided to add a picture of its wooden model exhibited in the Heraklion Archaelogical Museum. But it's only conjecturable look, it's hardly possible to find it out exactly.
And I like the fact that this soil is adaptable to growth of new life 🙂