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Minoan Vase
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Minoan Vase

Late Minoan polychrome vase, mid-15th century BCE, from Isopata. (Archaeological Museum, Heraklion)
Minoan Rock-Crystal Vase
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Minoan Rock-Crystal Vase

A Minoan vase carved from rock-crystal, from Zakros on Crete, c. 1450 BCE. The collar includes gilded ivory discs and the handle is made from rock-crystal beads strung on bronze wire. The vessel was probably used to pour liquids in religious...
Minoan Stone Jug
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Minoan Stone Jug

A Minoan alabaster jug, Crete, 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Minoan One-Handled Spouted Bowl
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Minoan One-Handled Spouted Bowl

The vase bears a black-painted linear decoration. Middle Minoan I Period (2100-1800 BCE). Made from clay. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).
Minoan Barbotine Jug
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Minoan Barbotine Jug

A Minoan jug in the Barbotine style where decorative excrescenses were added to the vessel, 1850-1800 BCE from Knossos. (British Museum, London).
Malia
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Malia

Located near a fertile plain in northern Crete and with its own harbour, Malia was one of the major settlements and palaces of the Minoan civilization. Inhabited since Neolithic times (6000 BCE) and with the first evidence of monumental architecture...
Mycenaean Civilization
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Mycenaean Civilization

The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the Late Bronze Age (c. 1700-1100 BCE), peaking from the 15th to the 13th century BCE. The Mycenaeans extended their influence throughout the Peloponnese in Greece and across the Aegean from Crete...
Thera
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Thera

Thera is the ancient name for both the island of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades and the name of the volcano which famously erupted on the island in the middle Bronze Age. The 17th century BCE eruption covered Akrotiri, the most important...
Minoan 'Procession Fresco' from Knossos
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Minoan 'Procession Fresco' from Knossos

Part of the reconstructed 'Procession Fresco' from Knossos showing five men walking to the right and carrying ceremonial vessels. They are dressed in kilts while their arms and legs are decorated with jewellery. Neopalacial period, 1600 -...
Minoan Jug in Floral Style
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Minoan Jug in Floral Style

Late New-Palace period (1450 BCE) clay jug with distinctive leaf pattern, from Phaistos. (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete)
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