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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 Stone Jug
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Minoan Stone Jug

A Minoan alabaster jug, Crete, 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
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).
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 Snake Goddess Figurine
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Minoan Snake Goddess Figurine

The Snake Goddess is a faience figurine depicting a woman holding a snake in each hand. It was found in the main sanctuary of the Palace of Knossos in Crete and dates back to around 1650-1550 BCE. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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)
Minoan Double Axes
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Minoan Double Axes

Gold votive double axes, New Palace period (1600-1450 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete. The double axe, also known as 'labrys', may be the origin of the labyrinth myth of Knossos.
Minoan Royal Villa at Knossos
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Minoan Royal Villa at Knossos

The Royal Villa is located northeast of the Palace of Knossos (Crete). It was built on the east slope of the hill of Knossos and consisted of a ground floor and two other floors which survive in relatively good condition.
Map of Minoan Crete
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Map of Minoan Crete

A map of Minoan Crete.
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