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,
The Minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE).
The minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE). A silo for grain storage.
Ancient Cretan Pithoi, used for storage of food products. Malia, Crete (1900-1450 BCE).
Shamanic elements in Minoan religion
Ritual has always been a popular subject of study in archaeology and anthropology. Early ethnographers relished the details...
Stone for harvest offerings
The stone Kernos for food offerings of the collected harvest, the Minoan settlement of Malia, Crete (1650-1450 BCE...
The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece
Having visited the Peloponese and just half-filled a suitcase of books on ancient Greece, I saw this at the airport...