Craftsmen of the Minoan civilization centred on the island of Crete produced stone vessels from the early Bronze Age...
In today's episode, we'll take a look at the evidence from early Minoan history, beginning with pre-history and working...
Late Minoan polychrome vase, mid-15th century BCE, from Isopata. (Archaeological Museum, Heraklion)
Minoan Vase in Marine Style
New-Palace period (1500-1450 BCE) Cretan Clay askos with 'Marine Style' decoration, (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete...
Palace of Knossos, Crete
The Palace at Knossos, Crete, (c. 1500 BCE). A restored upper-level lightwell.
Papyrus Fresco, Akrotiri
The Papyrus Fresco from the Room of the Ladies from the house of the same name, Akrotiri, Thera. Papyrus is not indigineous...
Located on the fertile Mesara plain in central Crete, Phaistos has been inhabited since the Final Neolithic period (ca. 3600-3000...
The Phaistos disk is a fired clay disk, probably of Minoan origin, measuring some 16cm in diameter and impressed on both...
One side (A) of the Phaistos disk, New-Palace period (1600-1450 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Each...
Phaistos Disk (Side B)
One side (B) of the Phaistos Disk, New-Palace period (1600-1450 BCE). Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete,