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Minoan Crete

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Prehistory
Art History ImageThe Parthenon, Athens, 447-432 BC
Art History Site ImageTheseus and the Minotaur, on an Attic red-figured cup ca. 430 BC
Art History Site ImageView of Troy
Art History ImageMap of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
Art History ImageMap of the Aegean in the Bronze Age
Perseus ImageView of Neolithic Dimini in Thessaly
Art History ImageMap of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
LinkReport on the final season of Uluburun, a bronze-age shipwreck
Minoan Crete: Knossos
Art History ImageMap of Crete in the Bronze Age
Art History ImageAerial View of Knossos
Art History ImageView of Knossos
Art History Site ImageTheseus and the Minotaur, on an Attic red-figured cup ca. 430 BC
Art History ImagePlan of palace at Knossos
Art History ImageReconstruction drawing of Palace of Minos at Knossos
Art History Site ImageClay tablet inscribed in Linear B script
Art History ImagePlan of Minoan palace at Knossos
Art History ImageReconstruction drawing of Palace of Minos at Knossos
Art History ImagePlan of Mycenaean citadel at Pylos
Art History ImageKnossos, view of west wing and Throne Room
Art History Site ImageKnossos, reconstruction drawing of West wing
Art History Site ImageMinoan fresco showing festival (“Grandstand Fresco”), LM I (ca. 1600-1450 BC)
Art History Site ImageKnossos, view of Throne Room
Art History Site ImageKnossos, view of Throne Room
Art History ImageKnossos, plan of domestic quarter of Palace of Minos at Knossos
Art History ImageKnossos, Grand staircase
Art History ImageKnossos, Reconstruction of a light well in the domestic quarter
Art History Site ImageKnossos, So-called King's Megaron
Art History ImageKnossos, “Hall of Double Axes” in Royal Apartment
Art History ImageKnossos, So-called King's Megaron
Perseus ImageSouth side of Queen's Megaron
Perseus ImageInterior of Queen's Megaron, with dolphin fresco
Art History ImageKnossos, Bath in Queen's Megaron
Art History ImageDrain in Palace of Minos, Knossos
Art History ImagePlan of Palace of Minos at Knossos
Art History ImagePithos at Palace of Minos at Knossos
Minoan Ritual
Art History Site Image“Grandstand Fresco”
Art History Site ImageKnossos, “Snake Goddess”, MM III (ca. 1700-1600 BC)
Art History ImageKnossos, “Snake Goddess”, detail
Art History Site Image“Lily Prince” fresco from Knossos
Art History ImageKnossos, “Toreodor Fresco”, LM I (ca. 1600-1450 BC)
Art History ImageKnossos, “Toreodor Fresco”, detail
Art History ImageIvory bull-leaper from Knossos
Art History ImageKnossos, Bull-head rhyton, LM I (ca. 1600-1450 BC)
Art History Site ImageBull-leaping (toreador) fresco from Avaris (Tel el-Daba), Egypt
Minoans Abroad
LinkAvaris / Tel el-Dab'a in Egypt
Minoan Pottery
Art History Site ImageTheseus and the Minotaur, on an Attic red-figured cup ca. 430 BC
Art History Site ImageMinoan Kamares Style cup (Old Palace Period)
Art History Site ImageMinoan Pattern style (New Palace Period, LM 1A)
Art History ImageMinoan Marine style jar from Palaikastro (New Palace Period, LM IB)
Art History Site ImagePalace Style stirrup jar (New Palace Period, LM II)
Thera, site of Akrotiri
Art History ImageMap of the Aegean in the Bronze Age
Art History ImageSatellite view of Thera
Art History ImageView of crater of Thera
Art History ImagePlan of town of Akrotiri, Thera
Art History Site ImageView of town of Akrotiri
Art History Site ImageView of town of Akrotiri
Art History ImageView of West House, Akrotiri
Art History ImageRoom with gazelles and boxers, Thera
Art History ImageGazelles, Thera
Art History ImageBoxers, Thera
Art History ImageDetail of Boxers, Thera
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, south frieze: naval expedition
Art History ImageWest House, room 4: detail of cabin-like decoration
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, south frieze: detail of city
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, south frieze: detail of ships
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, south frieze: detail of ships
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, south frieze: settlement under siege
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, north frieze: detail of warriors
Art History ImageMiniature Fresco, east frieze: tropical landscape
Art History Site ImageHouse of the Ladies: fresco
Art History Site ImageHouse of the Ladies: fresco
Art History ImageSpringtime Fresco (Landscape with Lilies and Swallows)
Art History ImageSpringtime Fresco (Landscape with Lilies and Swallows), detail
Art History ImageDetail of swallows