"Theatral Area", "Royal Road"

"Theatral Area", "Royal Road" (HM1LRY)

Location: 714 09
Country: Greece
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N 35° 17.909', E 25° 9.773'

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The area before you was called the "Theatre" by Evans because its shape reminded him of later theatres (Figure 1). It is a platform and rows of steps that form an angle. At the bottom of the steps is the end of a narrow raised road that divides a paved court. Evans believed that the court was used for ceremonies watched by the standing viewers.

The raised paved road continues in the opposite direction. It passes underneath the modern road to Herakleion connecting the Palace with the Minoan town, which extended to the West and North. Evans named the road the "Royal Road". Along the length of the road are town houses with workshops on the ground floor and residential areas on the upper floor.
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Date Added Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 667038 N 3907692
Decimal Degrees35.29848333, 25.16288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 17.909', E 25° 9.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 17' 54.54" N, 25° 9' 46.38" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dedalou, 714 09, GR
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