• Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background
  • Minoan  decorated rhython libation vessel with ring design, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jars decorated with flowers, Archanes Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan small bridge spouted jars decorated with lilies, Machlos 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Phaistos palace 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Phaistos palace 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  beak spouted jug with double axe and sacred knot  decoration, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  ritual vessel with figure of eight handles imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  amphora imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay male figurine in the attitude of worship, Chamezi 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan luxury "teapot" with elaborate spout from Phaistos Palace 1800-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan  ritual rhython with raised design, Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan cly polychrome decorated storage pithos, Protopalatial period, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The quality of Minoan pithoi of this period suggest that they were produced by specialised potters with considerable skill in the manufacture of large clay conatiners. They were used for the staorage of agricultural products and the number and size of the pithoi found during this Portopalatial period indicate increased production of farmers.
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan terracotta rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes)  figurine, Piskokephalo,  1650-1500 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan domestic vessels, a decorated jug, Early Protopalatial period,  2100-1900 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan domestic vessels, a decorated jug, Early Protopalatial period,  2100-1900 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated pithos stirrup jar with floral design , Zafer Papoura 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated pithos stirrup jar with floral design , Zafer Papoura 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and a crown of snakes, Kannia Sanctuary,  Gortys, 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Early Minoan model consecration bull horns,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Early Minoan decorated clay jugs ,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Vasiliki Ware "teapot" with elongated spot and characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Vasiliki Ware "teapot" with elongated spot and characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan Vasiliki Ware long spouted "teapots", Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan Kamares Ware beak spouted  polychrome decorations, Phaistos 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Luxury Minoan Kamares banqueting Ware fruit stand richly decorated, Phaistos  1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found.
  • Minoan clay fruit juicer bowl with clay grater, Phaistos Palace 1800-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay fruit juicer bowl with clay grater, Phaistos Palace 1800-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan Kamares "eggshell" ware cups with  with  polychrome decorations, from set found at Phaistos Palace 1800-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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These cups found as parts of sets in Phaistos palace were names "eggshell" ware due to the very thin walls of the cups. This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware ewer jug with polychrome decorations , Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware ewer jug with polychrome decorations , Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Luxury Minoan Kamares Ware pot with spout and lid with polychrome decorations , Phaistos 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware with polychrome leaf decorations , Poros-Heraklion 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware with polychrome leaf decorations , Poros-Heraklion 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware sup with bold geometric polychrome decorations , Phaistos 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan Kamares Ware with polychrome decorations on a rough prickly surface, Phaistos 1900-1700 BC;Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This style of pottery is named afetr Kamares cave where this style of pottery was first found
  • Minoan fruit stand with white and polychrome decorations , Poros-Heraklion 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan terracotta beak spouted libation jugs , Poros-Heraklion 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan decorated Kamares  style jug with swirl pattern,  Poros cemetery 1800-1650 BC;  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated Kamares  style jug with swirl pattern, Poros cemetery 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated Kamares  style jug decorated with leaves, Poros cemetery 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated fhython for export, Kommos Harbour 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum. , black background
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum , grey background.  <br />
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From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Early Cretian Minoan goat shaped clay vessel, 2300-1900 BC,  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum cat no 5114, black background.
  • Minoan gull rhython cult vessel, Juktas 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan pottery spouted vessel with incised design, 1900-1700 BC,  Hagia Triada, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background.
  • Minoan pottery spouted vessel with incised design, 1900-1700 BC,  Hagia Triada, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay spouted Pseudostomos jug with a  figure of eight design , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background. Cat No: 15045
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan Snake Goddess statue arms raised holding 2 snakes from the  Knossos-Temple Repositories 1650-1550 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The snake goddess stauettes are the most important cult objects found in the Knossos Temple Repositories. Dressed in fine garmets with a close fitting bodice with large breats these goddesses represent fertility and the natural world.
  • Minoan Snake Goddess statue with snakes entwined around her from the  Knossos-Temple Repositories 1650-1550 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The snake goddess stauettes are the most important cult objects found in the Knossos Temple Repositories. Dressed in fine garmets with a close fitting bodice with large breats these goddesses represent fertility and the natural world.
  • Minoan decorated clay rhython, Pseira  1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan conical rhython decorated with dolphins against a net pattern , Special Palatial Tradition, Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan conical rhython decorated with dolphins against a net pattern , Special Palatial Tradition, Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  pottery gabled larnax coffin chest with bird and floral decorations,   1370-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  pottery gabled larnax coffin chest with birds and marine animals,  Anthanatoi 1370-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a chariot relief, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1429.16th Cent BC.<br />
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The upper register of the Mycenaean Funerary Stele are filled with spiral reliefs while the central register panel has a relief of galloping horses driven by a charioteer. In front of the galloping horse stands a man with a spear who appears to attacking the chariot.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a chariot relief, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1429.16th Cent BC.  Grey art Background <br />
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The upper register of the Mycenaean Funerary Stele are filled with spiral reliefs while the central register panel has a relief of galloping horses driven by a charioteer. In front of the galloping horse stands a man with a spear who appears to attacking the chariot.
  • Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 3193.  Grey Background<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Black Background
  • painted Mycenaean stirrup jars fro perfume, Mycenae Chamber Tomb 80, 14th-13th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 3106.
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style depicying circles. Cat No 8614
  • Minoan cult model of a 3 wheeled chariot drawn by a bull with a charioteer,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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During this period both Minoan and Mycenaean graves were found in Karphi snctuary so these cult gods are attributable to both cultures
  • Minoan cult model of a 3 wheeled chariot drawn by a bull with a charioteer,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background. <br />
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During this period both Minoan and Mycenaean graves were found in Karphi snctuary so these cult gods are attributable to both cultures
  • Minoan  rhython jug with single handlel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  decorated rhython libation vessel with ring design, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated stirrup jar with swirl design, Zakros Palace  1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated stirrup jar with swirl design, Zakros Palace  1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan modified imported vase with added handles, Zakros Centural Sanctuary Complex  1500-1400 BC;  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan modified imported vase with added handles, Zakros Centural Sanctuary Complex  1500-1400 BC;  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • Minoan modified imported vase with added handles, Zakros Centural Sanctuary Complex  1500-1400 BC;  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan long spouted rhython decorated with a pomegranate, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan decorated jug with Marine style shell decoration, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan clay cup decorated with reeds, Zakros Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan clay cup decorated with reeds, Zakros Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan rhython with painted decoration, Zakros Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background, white background.
  • Minoan rhython with painted decoration, Zakros Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  bridge spouted lidded jar decorated with flowers, Archanes Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan decorated cup with foliage, Archanes Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bridge spouted jars decorated with swirls, Archanes Palace  1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  alabastron with zig zag design, Machlos 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan small bridge spouted jars decorated with lilies, Machlos 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Phaistos palace 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Phaistos palace 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • The Minoan ' Phaistos Disc" with minoan pictoral sign script, possibly a hymn , Phaistos Palace 17th cent BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The enigmatic Phaistos disc takes pride of place in the history of Minoan script. It bears 45 pictoral signs that can be arranged into 61 groups separated by incised lines. Experts believe that the script may be of a hymn or magical in content.
  • The Minoan ' Phaistos Disc" with minoan pictoral sign script, possibly a hymn , Phaistos Palace 17th cent BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The enigmatic Phaistos disc takes pride of place in the history of Minoan script. It bears 45 pictoral signs that can be arranged into 61 groups separated by incised lines. Experts believe that the script may be of a hymn or magical in content.
  • Minoan  beak spouted rhython with nautilus, coral and seaweed design, Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan decorated jug with sun design, Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan decorated jug with sun design, Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan decorated jug with sun design, Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  ewer with dense reeds design, by the "Reed Painter" , Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  ewer with dense reeds design, by the "Reed Painter" , Phaistos Palace 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan domestic libation vessel with the relief of a bull, Hagia Triada 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan domestic goddess figurine making gestures from the epiphany cycle, Hagia Triada 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan domestic goddess figurine making gestures from the epiphany cycle, Hagia Triada 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  beak spouted jug with double axe and sacred knot  decoration, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  ritual vessel with figure of eight handles imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  ritual vessel with figure of eight handles imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  amphora imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  amphora imitating Egyptian prototypes, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan Pithoid Amphora with decorations of interconnecting spirals, crocus flowers and reeds, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan Pithoid Amphora with decorations of interconnecting spirals, crocus flowers and reeds, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan Pithoid Amphora with decorations of interconnecting spirals, crocus flowers and reeds, Hagia Triada Royal Villa 1500-1540 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay male figurine in the attitude of worship, Chamezi 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay male figurine in the attitude of worship, Chamezi 1900-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan cylindrical pyxis with lid (jewel box) with incised decoration, Knossos 1900-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay model of a divine figure on a swing , Agia Triada 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan clay model of a divine figure on a swing , Agia Triada 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan ritual offering vessel drom temple of snakes, 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background..
  • Minoan ritual offering vessel drom temple of snakes, 1700-1600 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background..
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  ritual decorated animal shaped rhython , Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan ritual rhython  with flower shaped mouth and decorations, Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan ritual rhython  with flower shaped mouth and decorations, Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  ritual rhython with raised design, Phaistos 1800-1700 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan terracotta rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes)  figurine, Piskokephalo,  1650-1500 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan decorated jug with elaborate design, Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan decorated jug with elaborate design, Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan domestic vessels, a bowl on stand, Early Protopalatial period, Knossos,  2100-1900 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan domestic vessels, a bowl on stand, Early Protopalatial period, Knossos,  2100-1900 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • The Minoan spouted jug with floral design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan decorated ritual Ewer From Poros with marine reliefs ,Poros Heraklion 1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background<br />
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This elegant Ewer excavated from Poros is a fine example of the matute marine style of Minoan Ewer. The body is covered with  calligraphic network of dotted scale patterns, indicating the sea, in which nautili swim amongst rocks and seaweed. This style of Ewer was made in specialist workshops in the Knossos area and can be attributed to the same worksop that made ewers excavated from Zakros room IV-V. and another in Marseilles Museum
  • Minoan decorated ritual ewer with a sacral knot relief , Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum
  • Minoan decorated bag shaped clay alabastra , Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background, black background
  • Minoan decoratedmale figure shaped jug  , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • Minoan decoratedmale figure shaped jug  , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decoratedmale figure shaped jug  , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated jug  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • Minoan decorated jug  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated jug  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised floral design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background
  • Minoan decorated flask with concentric decorative bands design , Konssos  Temple Tomb 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan decorated flask with concentric decorative bands design , Konssos  Temple Tomb 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with geometric design , Konssos  Temple Tomb 1400-1250 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated pithos stirrup jar with floral design , Zafer Papoura 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan decorated jug with geometric design , Zafer Papoura 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated pithos stirrup jar , Zafer Papoura 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan clay ritual vessel with figure of eight handles, Tomb of the Double Axes, Isopata 1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards,1450-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background<br />
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This restored boars tusk helmet was described in Homers Iliad being worn by Cretan hero Meriones. It bis believed that the helmet was ceremonial depicting the rank of an officer, grey background
  • Minoan shell shaped alabaster libation vessel  with pouring spout at top, Phaistos-Kalyvia 1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan shell shaped alabaster libation vessel  with pouring spout at top, Phaistos-Kalyvia 1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess tablet with raised arms, Kannia Sanctuary,  Gortys, 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms holding snakes, Kannia Sanctuary,  Gortys, 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms holding snakes, Kannia Sanctuary,  Gortys, 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and a crown of snakes, Kannia Sanctuary,  Gortys, 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan cult model of a 3 wheeled chariot drawn by a bull with a charioteer,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum. <br />
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During this period both Minoan and Mycenaean graves were found in Karphi snctuary so these cult gods are attributable to both cultures
  • Minoan cult model of a 3 wheeled chariot drawn by a bull with a charioteer,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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During this period both Minoan and Mycenaean graves were found in Karphi snctuary so these cult gods are attributable to both cultures
  • Minoan cult svoitive tablet,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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During this period both Minoan and Mycenaean graves were found in Karphi snctuary so these cult gods are attributable to both cultures
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and horn crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and horn crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and bird crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan Postpalatial terracotta  goddess statue with raised arms and bird crown,  Karphi Sanctuary 1200-1100 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background. <br />
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The Goddesses are crowned with symbols of earth and sky in the shapes of snakes and birds, describing attributes of the goddess as protector of nature.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Neolithic Cretian portable clay oven open kiln fired at Knossos,  4500-3000 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Neolithic Cretian clay single handled cup open kiln fired at Knossos,  4500-3000 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Very early Minoan boat shped pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan rounded 2 handled pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan rounded 2 handled pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan rounded 2 handled pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan rounded 2 handled pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan rounded 2 handled pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan round pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early Minoan round pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Early Minoan model consecration bull horns,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Very early Minoan round pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Early Minoan model consecration bull horns,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Early Minoan clay decorated "teapot" with elongated spout,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Early Minoan decorated clay jugs ,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Early Minoan decorated clay jugs ,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Early Minoan decorated clay jugs ,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Early Minoan decorated clay jugs ,  Michlos Cemetery 2600-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Early Minoan rounded jug with typical brownish red painted converging daigonal lines,  Hagios Onouphrios 2900-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vasiliki Ware "teapot" with elongated spot and characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vasiliki Ware jug with characteristic mottled decorations,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan Vasiliki Ware long spouted "teapots", Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Vasiliki Ware spouted jar,  Vasiliki 2300-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan Kamares Ware spouted jar with raised decorations ,  Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC,  Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan spouted jar with raised decorations, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.

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