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The Minoan Bull-Leaping Fresco from the Great Palace at Knossos, Crete. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 12 #MOHI12

The Minoan Bull-Leaping Fresco from the Great Palace at Knossos, Crete. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 12 #MOHI12

Minoan Snake Goddess wearing a tiered skirt apron and a sheer bodice with sleeves

Minoan Snake Goddess wearing a tiered skirt apron and a sheer bodice with sleeves

The Minoan civilization flourished on the Mediterranean island of Crete during the height of the Bronze Age (c. 2000-c. 1500 BCE). By virtue of their unique art and architecture, the ancient Minoans made significant contributions to the subsequent development of Western civilization. However, we still know less about the Minoans than the civilizations of Egypt or Mesopotamia. Professor Louise Hitchcock, an archaeologist specializing in Aegean archaeology introduces us to the world of the…

The Ancient Minoans of Crete

The Minoan civilization flourished on the Mediterranean island of Crete during the height of the Bronze Age (c. 2000-c. 1500 BCE). By virtue of their unique art and architecture, the ancient Minoans made significant contributions to the subsequent development of Western civilization. However, we still know less about the Minoans than the civilizations of Egypt or Mesopotamia. Professor Louise Hitchcock, an archaeologist specializing in Aegean archaeology introduces us to the world of the…

Autore sconosciuto - Danzatrici - circa 2000 a.C. - affresco - Cnosso --- Questo dipinto fu trovato nella sala del trono nell'ala Est del maestoso palazzo di Cnosso, e sta a indicare quanto fosse divinizzata e importante la figura femminile nella società minoica.

Autore sconosciuto - Danzatrici - circa 2000 a.C. - affresco - Cnosso --- Questo dipinto fu trovato nella sala del trono nell'ala Est del maestoso palazzo di Cnosso, e sta a indicare quanto fosse divinizzata e importante la figura femminile nella società minoica.

Dolphin fresco, Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete                                                                                                                                                                                 Plus

Dolphin fresco, Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete Plus

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

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

Так называемая «Парижанка» (фрагмент фрески кносского дворца). XVI в до н. э. Музей археологии. Ираклион. Крит

Так называемая «Парижанка» (фрагмент фрески кносского дворца). XVI в до н. э. Музей археологии. Ираклион. Крит

Stiersprung fresco, Minoan bull leaping fresco (centre detail), 1600–1450 BC | Archaeological Museum of Herakleion

Stiersprung fresco, Minoan bull leaping fresco (centre detail), 1600–1450 BC | Archaeological Museum of Herakleion

Throne room at Knossos, Crete. The wall is decorated with a fresco depicting griffins, fabled monsters having the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. Against the wall is an alabaster throne. The throne room in Palace F may have been decorated in a similar fashion.

Throne room at Knossos, Crete. The wall is decorated with a fresco depicting griffins, fabled monsters having the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. Against the wall is an alabaster throne. The throne room in Palace F may have been decorated in a similar fashion.

Throne of King Minos in the palace of Knossos, Crete. Alabaster frescoes (late 15th BCE)

Throne of King Minos in the palace of Knossos, Crete. Alabaster frescoes (late 15th BCE)

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