Crete - Heraklion - Knossos - Prince of the Lilies, Minoan fresco. Image courtesy of Travel Pictures Gallery W2C

Crete - Heraklion - Knossos - Prince of the Lilies, Minoan fresco (detail). Image courtesy of Travel Pictures Gallery

Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B.C. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete. (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)

Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece. The palace of Knossos was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

Fresco of a fisherman. Akrotiri was a Minoan settlement on Santorini Island, Greece and was buried by the Theran eruption in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC. Extensive modern excavation was started in 1967 by Spyridon Marinatos, and revealed the full value of this site.

Fresco of a fisherman, Akrotiri, Greece - Akrotiri (Santorini) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arthur Evans reconstruction of  the Blue Monkey Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete.     © Paul Williams 2012. All rights reserved.

Arthur Evans reconstruction of the Blue Monkey Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete. © Paul Williams All rights reserved.

Minoan civilization may have been brought to a sudden end by the Thera eruption, but most civilizations linger on in a twilight, during which it is difficult to judge whether that civilization is living or dead.

Civilization: Recovery, Reconstitution, and Reconstruction

Dolphin Frieze, Bath Hall, Palace of Knossos, Crete B.) this beautiful dolphin frieze is an example of early Minoan painting.

8. Ancient Crete: Minoan, flared skirt with many tiers and ornamental bands.

Ancient Crete: Minoan, flared skirt with many tiers and ornamental bands.

Afresco

Fresco of Minoan beauty 1600 BC Crete Greece / from their art, seem the most fascinating people!

Pictures of Greece - Crete - Heraklion - Knossos - Minoan frescoes, Archeological Museum

Pictures of Greece - Crete - Heraklion - Knossos - Minoan frescoes, Archeological Museum

Lilly fresco. 1500 BCE. Found in “House of the Lilies” at Amniso, Crete. Currently in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Minoancorner: Lilly fresco 1500 BC, found in "House of the Lilies" at Amniso, Crete. Currently in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls- wall is treated with lime and plaster becomes permanent part of surface- earliest were created by minoans in Crete

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