Giouchtas Minoan Peak Sanctuary

  • Construction Period: Middle Minoan period (around 1700 BC)
  • Location: Mount Juktas, Crete, Greece, a few kilometers from the Palace of Knossos.
  • Dimensions: The main building is rectangular with at least four rooms. The central room houses a large cult statue.
  • Historical Significance: Giouchtas was a significant peak sanctuary in Minoan Crete, serving as a place of worship and ritual activities. The sanctuary’s unique architecture and artifacts provide valuable insights into Minoan religion and culture. The sudden destruction of the sanctuary, likely due to an earthquake, offers a glimpse into the challenges faced by Minoan society.
  • Current Status: The site is an active archaeological site, and the remains of the sanctuary are open to the public. Visitors can see the excavated ruins and learn about the sanctuary’s history and significance.
Minoan period
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