Where in the World is Gary? #303

This new series is a throwback to the game, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” I will give a brief description of a place, including its latitude and longitude and several “interesting” facts about the location. I will also try to include a picture or two from my visit to the place. You, the reader, can then hazard a guess to answer the question posed in the game.

I will reveal the correct location on the following day. Hopefully, this type of post will encourage interaction and perhaps stimulate comments. Good Luck!

The answer to yesterday’s place (#302) is Caen, France 

Where in the World is Gary?   #303

Latitude — 35° 13′ North

Longitude — 24° 55′ East

This place contains the palace of Knossos, home of the ancient Minoan people.

Palace of Knossos

Palace of Knossos

Sir Arthur Evans worked here for five (5) years in the early 1900s. Here you can remember the Minotaur and the fabulous labyrinth designed by Daedalus. This place was destroyed by a tidal wave from an earthquake which occurred in approximately 1500 BC; some relics of the palace still remain.

Olive Oil Barrels from 1500 BC

Olive Oil Barrels from 1500 BC

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