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Wari Civilization
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Wari Civilization

The Wari civilization flourished in the coastal and highland areas of ancient Peru between c. 450 and c. 1000 CE. Based at their capital Huari, the Wari successfully exploited the diverse landscapes they controlled to construct an empire...
Minoan Gold Ring
Imageby Dimitris Agelakis

Minoan Gold Ring

An engraved gold ring from the Minoan civilization on Crete, 15-14th century BCE. The ring probably originates from Knossos and depicts the epiphany of a goddess: seated in a shrine, floating in the air and standing in a boat. The hoop is...
Minoan 'Master of the Animals' Pendant
Imageby Kotomi Yamamura

Minoan 'Master of the Animals' Pendant

A solid gold pendant from the Minoan civilization depicting a deity holding two birds, possibly geese (18-17th century BC). Provenance: Aegina (British Museum, London)
Minoan Vase in Marine Style
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Minoan Vase in Marine Style

New-Palace period (1500-1450 BCE) Cretan Clay askos with 'Marine Style' decoration, (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete)
Map of Minoan Crete
Imageby Bibi Saint-Pol

Map of Minoan Crete

A map of Minoan 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...
Lambayeque Civilization
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Lambayeque Civilization

The Lambayeque civilization (aka Sicán) flourished between c. 750 and c. 1375 CE on the northern coast of Peru, straddling the Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Period of the ancient Central Andes. Prodigious producers of art objects...
Labrys
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Labrys

A stone carved labrys or double axe, a common motif in Minoan art and architecture, Malia (1700-1450 BCE).
Gandhara Civilization
Definitionby Muhammad Bin Naveed

Gandhara Civilization

The Gandhara Civilization existed in what is now Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan from the middle of the 1st millennium BCE to the beginning of the 2nd millennium CE. Although multiple major powers ruled over this area during that time...
Knossos Palace, Crete - Reconstruction
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Knossos Palace, Crete - Reconstruction

The palace of Knossos, was constructed c. 1700 BCE. In addition to its political function, it was perhaps also designed as an economic and religious centre for the Minoan civilization. Knossos was destroyed for the final time c. 1380 BCE...
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