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Minoan Storage Jars at the Palace of Knossos

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Carole Raddato
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published on 09 May 2019
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These are four of the 150 giant pithoi (storage jars) found in the West Magazines (storage rooms) of the Palace of Knossos. The jars once held oil and wine and dry materials such as grain. The capacity of the storerooms was about 80,000 litres and it is believed that they held about 400 pithoi.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 09). Minoan Storage Jars at the Palace of Knossos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10598/

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Raddato, Carole. "Minoan Storage Jars at the Palace of Knossos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 09, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10598/.

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