Greek mythology contains many legends featuring heroes, cities, and mythological creatures. One of the most famous, is of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. The myth was thought to have been just a story… but then Knossos in Crete was discovered. Could there have been more truth behind the story than we first thought?
The Minoan city of Knossos was discovered in Crete after having been buried for thousands of years. Excavations of the complex began in 1900, and people soon realized its significance. It appeared that an entire civilization had been rediscovered - one that was thought only to have existed in myths and legends. Frescoes were uncovered that featured ‘bull-leaping’, and the ruins themselves were very labyrinthine. Although no definitive proof could be made, it appeared that Knossos might well have been one of the origins of the legend of the Minotaur. Perhaps there was more truth to the myth after all!