Phaistos. Crete. Greece. Part view of the remains of the east wing complex which faces the central court. It consisted of a room with polythyra and an L shaped colonnade open to the view to the east. A lightwell south of the polythyron room leads to the antechamber of a small Lustral Basin. The valuable cult objects discovered in the Lustral Basin, such as rhyta (libation vessel), horns of consecration, double axes and ritual rhyton in the shape of a head of a bearded man possibly connect this area to liberation rituals. The Minoan palatial city of Phaistos or Phaestos was the second most important Minoan palatial city in Crete after Knossos and is situated in central southern Crete in the Iraklio prefecture. Crete is Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.
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