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Minoan Vase in Marine Style
Image by Mark Cartwright

Minoan Vase in Marine Style

New-Palace period (1500-1450 BCE) Cretan Clay askos with 'Marine Style' decoration, (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete)
Minoan Woman Fresco, Knossos
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Minoan Woman Fresco, Knossos

A fresco detail from a banquet scene (known as 'La Parisienne') from Knossos, 1400-1350 BCE. The figure, in a robe and with a sacral knot at her neck, is perhaps a priestess. (Archaeological Museum, Heraklion)
Minoan Bee Pendant
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Minoan Bee Pendant

A solid gold Minoan pendant depicting two bees clutching a honeycomb, Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos near Malia, Crete, 1800-1700 BCE. Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
Minoan Bull-leaping Fresco
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Minoan Bull-leaping Fresco

Minoan fresco depicting a bull leaping scene, found in Knossos, 1600-1400 BCE. Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
Minoan Stone Vases
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Minoan Stone Vases

A range of stone vessels from Minoan Crete, 15th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Herakllion, Crete).
Minoan Female Figurine
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Minoan Female Figurine

The figure is wearing a cylindrical skirt and is bringing her arms to her chest. Figurines of this type are known from Minoan shrines and are probably representing the Adorants. From Herakleion district, Crete. Late Minoan II-IIIA1...
Ancient Greece
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Ancient Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, known in Greek as Hellas or Ellada, and consisting of a mainland and an archipelago of islands. Ancient Greece is the birthplace of Western philosophy (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle), literature...
Akrotiri Frescoes
Article by Mark Cartwright

Akrotiri Frescoes

The Bronze Age frescoes from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (modern-day Santorini) provide some of the most famous images from the ancient Greek world. Sometime between 1650 and 1550 BCE Thera suffered a devastating earthquake which...
Zakros
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Zakros

Ideally situated in a sheltered gulf surrounded by mountains, Zakros (or Kato Zakros) in south-eastern Crete, was the fourth largest Minoan settlement after Knossos, Phaistos and Malia. The ancient name has been lost and the present one derives...
Minoan 'Ladies in Blue' Fresco
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Minoan 'Ladies in Blue' Fresco

The 'Ladies in Blue' fresco is a recreated fresco from the Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. It shows three women richly dressed and lavishly bejeweled depicted against a blue background. This fresco (or rather, fragments of it) was...
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