The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

Snake Goddess. Knossos (Crete), Greece. ca. 1600 BCE. Faience. Archaeological Museum, Herakleion.

1600-1200 BCE – Minoan Art

Snake Goddess. Knossos (Crete), Greece. ca. 1600 BCE. Faience. Archaeological Museum, Herakleion.

Blue Ladies fresco of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos, 1600 BCE. The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from about the 27th–15th century BC

Blue Ladies fresco of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos, 1600 BCE. The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from about the 27th–15th century BC

Miniature Frieze "Flotilla" Fresco   Late Bronze Age (LBA), Late Minoan I Period   The West House, Room 5, South Wall   3.90 x 0.43 meters   Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece.

Miniature Frieze "Flotilla" Fresco Late Bronze Age (LBA), Late Minoan I Period The West House, Room 5, South Wall 3.90 x 0.43 meters Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece.

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Minoan: The people of Crete 3000-1400BC Minoan culture evolved out of the peaceful, sedentary, highly artistic, matrifocal society of Neolithic Crete.

Minoan: The people of Crete 3000-1400BC Minoan culture evolved out of the peaceful, sedentary, highly artistic, matrifocal society of Neolithic Crete.

detail: Minoan Bull Leaping, Crete, circa  2000 - 1500 BC, was a kind of bullfighting, practiced as a religious ritual involving male and female acrobats leaping over a running bull. (Giovanni Caselli/Knossos/user: Aethon)

detail: Minoan Bull Leaping, Crete, circa 2000 - 1500 BC, was a kind of bullfighting, practiced as a religious ritual involving male and female acrobats leaping over a running bull. (Giovanni Caselli/Knossos/user: Aethon)

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