Ariadne & Theseus
A scene from a 7th century BCE Cretan jug depicting Ariadne and Theseus. (Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete...
Cretan Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Knossos, Crete, 2nd or 1st century BCE. O: Head of Zeus. R: Labyrinth.
Daedalus is a figure from Greek mythology famous for his clever inventions and as the architect of the Minotaur’s labyrinth...
Dictean Cave, Crete
Dictean Cave, central Crete. Said to be the cave where Zeus was hidden as a baby.
Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete
A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE)
Gortyn is located on the Mesara plain of central Crete and was an important settlement throughout antiquity from the Minoan...
The bouleuterion or meeting place for the city’s council of the Roman town of Gortyn, Crete (1st Century BCE).
Griffin Fresco, Knossos
The griffin fresco in situ, Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE).
Griffin Fresco, Knossos, Crete
A detail of the griffin fresco from the throne room, palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE).
Hydria Decorated with Boukranion
This hydria (water jar) was decorated with a central boukranion (bull's head) which is flanked by two swans. The vase...