Lilies Fresco, Akrotiri

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 November 2014
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The Lilies Fresco from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera, modern-day Santorini (also known as the Spring Fresco). From Room 2 of Building Delta, c. 17th century BCE. Lilies or papyrus are depicted growing from colourful volcanic rocks and swallows fly between the flowers. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2014, November 17). Lilies Fresco, Akrotiri. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3258/lilies-fresco-akrotiri/

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Lilies Fresco, Akrotiri." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 17, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3258/lilies-fresco-akrotiri/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Lilies Fresco, Akrotiri." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Nov 2014. Web. 27 Jul 2021.