Minoan Double Axes

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Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012

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.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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