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Minoan Double Axes


Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012
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Gold votive double axes, New Palace period (1600-1450 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
The double axe, also known as 'labrys', may be the origin of the labyrinth myth of Knossos.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Minoan Double Axes. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Minoan Double Axes." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Minoan Double Axes." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 28 Feb 2021.

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