an ancient city on the island of Crete that existed during the Geometric, archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods; the site is known for the Minoan palace and surrounding pre-palatial complex located on the site; well-preserved remains from the Geometric and Hellenistic periods were found at Phaistos; the city was destroyed by the neighboring c
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(from the article `Minoan civilization`) By the middle of the 15th century the palace culture on Crete was destroyed by conquerors from the mainland. They established a new order on Crete, ...
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Phaistos (Φαιστός), also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Phaestus is an ancient city on the island of Crete. Phaistos was located in the south-central portion of the island, about 5.6 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea. It was inhabited from about 4000 BC. A palace, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, was destroyed by an earthquake
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