The Labrys is most closely associated in historical records with the Minoan civilization, which reached its peak in the 2nd millennium BC, and specifically with the worship of a Goddess. The labrys symbol has been found widely in the Bronze Age archaeological recovery at the Palace of Knossos on Crete. According to archaeological finds on Crete this double-axe was used specifically by Minoan priestesses for ceremonial uses. Of all the Minoan religious symbols, the axe was the holiest. Some Minoan labrys have been found which are taller than a human and which might have been used during sacrifices. Others have been found that are quite small made of gold and are clearly devotional objects. The palace of Minos in Knossos is decorated with the labrys and horn motif around its roof line.