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Phaistos Disk
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Phaistos Disk

One side (A) of the Phaistos disk, New-Palace period (1600-1450 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Each side of the clay disk is impressed with hieroglyphic symbols as yet undeciphered.
Phaistos Disk (Side B)
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Phaistos Disk (Side B)

One side (B) of the Phaistos Disk, New-Palace period (1600-1450 BCE). Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete,
Minoan Bee Pendant
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Minoan Bee Pendant

A solid gold Minoan pendant depicting two bees clutching a honeycomb (1800-1700 BCE), found in the Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos near Malia, Crete. (Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete)
Minoan 'Ladies in Blue' Fresco
Imageby Carole Raddato

Minoan 'Ladies in Blue' Fresco

The 'Ladies in Blue' fresco is a recreated fresco from the Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. It shows three women richly dressed and lavishly bejeweled depicted against a blue background. This fresco (or rather, fragments of it) was...
Minoan Rock-Crystal Vase
Imageby Bernard Gagnon

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 Vases
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Minoan Stone Vases

A range of stone vessels from Minoan Crete, 15th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Herakllion, Crete).
Early Theatre, Phaistos, Crete
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Early Theatre, Phaistos, Crete

The Minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE). Perhaps an early theatre.
Byzantine Church in Gortyn
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Byzantine Church in Gortyn

The 6th century CE Byzantine church in Gortyn (Crete) dedicated to St. Titus (Hagios Titos), the first Bishop of Crete who was appointed by the Apostle Paul and who was martyred at the site.
Minoan Bull Leaping
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Minoan Bull Leaping

A fresco showing bull leaping, Minoan Knossos (Final Palatial period 1450-1400 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
Minoan Rhyton
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Minoan Rhyton

Stone rhyton (libation vase) in the form of a bull's head from the Minoan site of Knossos, New-Palace period (1600-1500 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
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