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Malia Palace, the altar

the altar in the central court in Malia palaceThe altar in the Palace of Malia was protected by a special roof, is a square depression in the ground in which were set four plinths supporting a hearth.

The hearth was used for burning the butchered animal sacrifices.

Apart from animal sacrifices, the Central Court was used for other ceremonies, perhaps including - why not - the famous bull-vaulting. .






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