INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF WOOD AS ARCHITECTURAL FEATURE IN THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS, THROUGH THE DOCUMENTATION OF THE RESTORATION WORKS
The distinctive rubble wall reinforcement system, based on the use of wooden beams, during the Neopalatial period was replicated by Sir A. Evans and his collaborators in all the reconstructed areas of the palace of Knossos. This replication was in accordance with the data collected and documented during the excavation of the monument.
Generally, the use of wood in the restoration of the palace by Sir A. Evans was not by imitating the ancient material, but through an interpretative rendition of its use. The excavator of the palace did not want to imitate the past but to give the elements of the original construction. At the same time, he wanted the restoration to be distinct, making a clear separation between the ancient materials and the new.