And earlier still was Archimedes of Syracuse, and still earlier the legendary Daedalus of Cnossos.
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Its highest centre of development was in the Island of Crete, whose principal city was Cnossos.
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Cnossos was not so much a town as a great palace for the Cretan monarch and his people.
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Excavations at Cnossos go far towards establishing a chronology for the Aegean area.
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