Before the Ruins. See what Ancient Knossos Palace looked like in its Glory Days

Following on from the popularity of their reconstruction of European Castles and Ancient Wonders  award winning Australian insurance company Budget Direct decided to restore a selection of palaces from across the globe, one of these being Greece’s Ancient Knossos Palace.

 2020 saw millions of people across the globe are stuck at home, and even in 2021 many of those travel restrictions remain in place.

To support those searching for armchair travel inspiration, Budget Direct decided to breathe fresh life into some of the most awe-inspiring palaces from around the world, returning them to their former glory via digital means.

For this project, with the help of a team of architects and a lot of desk research, Budget Direct virtually reconstructed 7 ruined palaces around the world including:

  1. Knossos Palace, Greece
  2. San Souci, Haiti
  3. Qal eh Dokhtar, Iran
  4. Ruzhany Palace, Belarus
  5. Dungur Palace (Palace of the Queen of Sheba)
  6. Clarendon Palace, UK
  7. Husuni Kubwa, Tanzania

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