The Throne Room was a chamber built for ceremonial purposes during the 15th century BC inside the palatial complex of Knossos, Crete, in Greece. It is found at the heart of the Bronze Age palace of Knossos, one of the main centers of the Minoan civilization and is considered the oldest throne room in Europe. The chamber contains an alabaster seat on the north wall,while two Griffins rest on each side are staring at it. Moreover, on three sides it contains gypsum benches. It was part of a larger suite that also included an anteroom and an inner chamber with a ledge that was possibly a chapel. The throne room was accessed from the anteroom through two double doors. A total of thirty people could be accommodated both in the throne room and its anteroom. The room received its final form in Late Minoan III. A period, since it was a latter addition to the palace that occurred during the last phase of occupation after 1450 BC
The Throne Room Handmade Relief (40X20cm/15.74”X7.87”)
The Throne Room from the palace of Knossos.