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Evans, Arthur J.
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos (Band 1): The Neolithic and Early and Middle Minoan Ages — London, 1921

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THE PALACE OF MINOS, ETC.

walls and under the base blocks above their foundations, in positions which
seemed to exclude the possibility of later disturbance.

The researches into the wall cavities were facilitated by a curious
feature in the construction of the West wall itself. The interior of the wall
was filled with rubble masonry about a metre thick and the outer and inner

Fig. (J5. View showing Interior of W. Wall, Knossos, with Part of the Rubble
Filling removed. Mortises for Wooden Cross-bars are visible.

orthostatic gypsum slabs were originally locked together by means of wooden
bars, dovetailed into the mortises which are visible on either side.1 (Fig. 95.)

The first tests of this kind were made in 1905 at three different points
in the rubble filling between the orthostats of the best preserved, southern
section of the West wall (see Fig. 95), from the Third to the Tenth
Magazine.2 The results were concordant, indeed, but not altogether free

1 Knossos, Report, 1901 (B. S. A., vii), pp. 3, 2 See Knossos, Report, 1905 (B. S. A., xi),
4 and Fig. 1. p. 20 seqq. The fragments were examined by

Dr. Mackenzie and myself.
 
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