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Greco-Persian Wars
Imageby Kelly Macquire

Greco-Persian Wars

The Greco-Persian Wars or Persian Wars were a series of battles in the 5th century BCE between Greece and Persia. This series of wars consisted of some famous battles; Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Plataea which resulted in a Greek victory...
Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE)
Map of Minoan Crete
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Map of Minoan Crete

A map of Minoan Crete.
Minoan Bull Leaping
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Minoan Bull Leaping

A fresco showing bull leaping, Minoan Knossos (Final Palatial period 1450-1400 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
Mycenaean Vase Decorated With Bulls & Birds
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Mycenaean Vase Decorated With Bulls & Birds

A Mycenaean vase (1300-1200 BCE) in the pictorial style depicting stylized bulls and birds. From a tomb in Enkomi, Cyprus. (British Museum, London)
Griffin Fresco, Knossos
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Griffin Fresco, Knossos

The griffin fresco in situ, Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE).
Knossos
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Knossos

Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. It is a popular tourist destination today, as it is near the main city of Heraklion and has...
Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus
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Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus

A Mycenaean vase or krater depicting a stylized octopus (1400-1300 BCE). Provenance: Ialysos, Rhodes. (British Museum).
Ruins of Archaic Thera
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Ruins of Archaic Thera

The ruins of Archaic Thera on Santorini, Greece.
Cycladic Head Sculpture
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Head Sculpture

A marble head from a large Cycladic figure sculpture, 2600-2500 BCE. The head shows traces of pigment on the forehead - probably a diadem - and the nose and cheeks. (J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, USA).