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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:20 PM

Thank you, Yanni, for speaking about the "Labyrinth"!!! :lol:

I wait for more news in next update ... but for the moment I am quite sure that the matter is the cave mentioned from Sieber in the "Reise nach der Insel Krete", a German book of 1823. I have (I can't remember now from which Internet site about Crete it's derived) a picture with a map of the cave, coming from the Sieber book.
I have read that the past tradition localized the Labyrinth of the mythology roughly in southern Crete, and only after the Knossos Palace founding the common opinion changed, thinking to a derivation from the very complex layout of the Palace.
Any new information about the "Cave of Labyrinth" should be then very interesting for all Crete lovers.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:24 PM

"Guest"? :?: I logged as Armando ....

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:41 PM

Hi Armando,
I cannot reveal more details yet. I want to "torture" my visitors a bit before this unknown page of the history of Crete is revealed... :twisted:
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:20 PM

I see age hasn't diminished your sense of humour Yannis, your being unfair.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:21 PM

I see age hasn't diminished your sense of humour Yannis, your being unfair.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:30 PM

Sant, my humour is still ok but I wonder about my eyes, because I see your message double and I just woke up from my siesta, so alcohol is out of the question...
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:34 PM

You're right Yanni,
I understand, of course, this problem :D ..
Then I stay waiting for the complete discovery of this hidden Crete page!
Geia sou
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 04:08 PM

Here are the images of the Sieber old book I spoke about, and of the map of the cave, as drawn about two centuries ago.

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As evident, the cavern could be named "Labyrinth"! It's a real pity :cry: that's not longer possible to visit.

Geia sas
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PS Sorry, as I can't remember and make reference to the site from which images come. (May be the site of Wolfgang K.?)

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:31 AM

Yes armando,

it came from me, was discussed in another forum, time ago.

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:09 AM

I have read that the past tradition localized the Labyrinth of the mythology roughly in southern Crete, and only after the Knossos Palace founding the common opinion changed, thinking to a derivation from the very complex layout of the Palace


Here, in a 'Du Val' map you can see the position of the Labyrinth as ist was shown in the maps of the 15th to 19th century.
It is the artificial cave near Gortys, where in former times the stones for buildings have been broken:

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:01 PM

Many thanks, Wolfgang. :lol:

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:56 PM

The Labyrinth article is not finished yet. More parts will come and they will include photos from inside the Labyrinth itself.
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 03:06 PM

Sorry Yanni
I thought that article was finished.
Please remove from forum what is intempestive.
Bye
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:43 AM

Ray's posting in "the old photographs" and viewing the video about "The Labyrinth" made me remember this thread about it. Tough Ray's video shown on his site is quite dramatised, it gives an idea of the size of it all.



Also this page of our Explore Crete site gives good info about the labyrinth during the last war
Wonder if there is any more news about it. Yannis?



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PS. The underlined phrases are direct links to the pages. This info is for the novices on this site. And neither forget to read the messages that started this thread. :o
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:12 PM

Yes, the Labyrinth of the Mesara - or the Labyrinth of Crete, it has several names and it is felt that it relates to the city of Gortys. The best way to explain was to show the video by the Greek speliological groups. Its easy to watch, just click on the go button.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:53 PM

Please Ray, don't be that explicit about your site. B)

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:35 PM

Has anyone visited the labyrinth of crete...? this is quite impressing..

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:29 PM

Explain please? The myth, the game, or the explanation?
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:25 AM

You mean this one?

http://crete.wordpre...e-mesara-crete/

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:51 AM

As I often find to be the case the case, there is also a great deal of information already on this site - see http://www.explorecr...description.htm