Retaining Wall Of The Palace

This impressive retaining wall, of almost cyclopean construction, supports the plateau on top of the hill, where the palace is constructed. It is part of the extensive urban re-arrangement which took place at Petras, in Μiddle Μinoan ΙΙΑ, (19th- beginning of 18th century B.C.), in connection with the construction of the palace. The wall is equipped with a massive tower like projection. It allows visual control of a wide area, including access from the sea; also it serves as a statement of the power of Petras.


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