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Greco-Persian Wars
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Greco-Persian Wars

The Greco-Persian Wars or Persian Wars were a series of battles in the 5th century BCE between Greece and Persia. This series of wars consisted of some famous battles; Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Plataea which resulted in a Greek victory...
Map of Minoan Crete
Image by Bibi Saint-Pol

Map of Minoan Crete

A map of Minoan Crete.
Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete
Image by Mark Cartwright

Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE)
Minoan Bull Leaping
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Minoan Bull Leaping

A fresco showing bull leaping, Minoan Knossos (Final Palatial period 1450-1400 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
Griffin Fresco, Knossos
Image by Mark Cartwright

Griffin Fresco, Knossos

The griffin fresco in situ, Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE).
Mycenaean Vase Decorated With Bulls & Birds
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Mycenaean Vase Decorated With Bulls & Birds

A Mycenaean vase (1300-1200 BCE) in the pictorial style depicting stylized bulls and birds. From a tomb in Enkomi, Cyprus. (British Museum, London)
Cycladic Figurine c. 2400 BCE
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Figurine c. 2400 BCE

A marble figurine from the Cycladic islands, c. 2400 BCE. The posture and incised details are typical of Cycladic sculpture and the swollen belly may suggest pregnancy. The function of the statues is unknown but they may represent a fertility...
Knossos
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Knossos

Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. It is a popular tourist destination today, as it is near the main city of Heraklion and has...
Early Cycladic Figurines
Image by Xuan Che

Early Cycladic Figurines

Early Cycladic 'violin' figurines in marble, 3200-2800 BCE. The figurines represent a squatting female figure but their exact significance is not known. Most probably they represent a female fertility deity. (National Archaeological Museum...
Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus
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Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus

A Mycenaean vase or krater depicting a stylized octopus (1400-1300 BCE). Provenance: Ialysos, Rhodes. (British Museum).