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Jar from Phaistos
Small Kamares ware jar, with bands and interconnected spirals,
Palaeopalatial Period (1900 - 1700 BC)
Heraklion Museum
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Festos Findings Heraklion Museum Archaeology Minoan Kamares Ware

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The famous Parisienne fresco
Fragment of a fresco with a female figure, possibly a young priestess, with the sacral knot at her back. The name was given by Sir Arthur Evans because of the concern for appearence indicated by her heavily made-up face. It was found at the west wing upper halls of the Palace at Knossos. Final Palace Period 1400 - 1350 BC. (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Piano Nobile Parisienne

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The Snake Goddess Figurine
The famous figurine of the Snake Goddess, made of painted faience, depicting a bare-breasted female figure, a goddess or a priestess. She is wearing rich garments, a long flounced skirt and an embroidered apron, a belt that highlights her narrow waist and a bodice open in front, leaving her full breasts uncovered. The coiling snakes she is holding in her outstretched hands and the small feline creature on her head suggest her dominion over wildlife. The emhasised breasts allude to her fertility attributes. The figurine was found in the Sanctuary Treasury at the palace of Knossos. Neopalatial Period 1600 BC (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Figurine Tripartite Shrine

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The Lioness' head Vase
Rhyton in the form of a lioness's head of off-white translucent limestone, a work of exceptional plasticity rendered naturalistically. The inlays in the snout and eyes, possibly of jasper and crystal, like those on the bull's head rhyton (found also in Knossos) have not been preserved. From the west wing Upper Halls of Knossos Palace. Neopalatial Period 1600- 1500 BC - Heraklion Museum.
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Rhyton Piano Nobile

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Knossos - The Tripartite Shrine Fresco
Miniature wall painting depicting a tripartite shrine and platforms of seating and standing female figures in front of a multitude of men and women gathered together. Neopalatial Period 1600 - 1500 BC (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Tripartite Shrine

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The Draughtboard
The so-called Draughtboard (Zatrikion) was constructed of ivory, glass paste, rock crystal and sheets of gold and silver on a wooden base. The four ivory draughts corresponded to the circles with the white lozenges. A luxury royal board game, indicating the lifestyle in Minoan palaces and the high quality output of Minoan miniature art workshops. Found in the palace of Knossos (1600 - 1500 BC) - Heraklion Museum
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Draught Board

Credits: Alexandros
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Knossos - The fresco of the Procession
The fresco of the procession, representing groups of men and women in processional array, carrying precious obcects. A fragment of the magnificent painting that decorated the walls of the "Processional Corridor" from the west Court to the Great Propylaeum of the palace at Knossos. - Neopalatial Period (1500 - 1450 BC) - Heraklion Museum
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Processional Causeway

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Knossos - The Rhyton Bearer fresco
The "Rhyton Bearer" is the best preserved figure from the Fresco of the Procession. It depicts a young man in a richly zoma carrying a large silver conic rhyton. - Neopalatial Period (1500 - 1450 BC) - Heraklion Museum
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Processional Causeway

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Knossos - Fresco from Piano Nobile
Wall painting to which the Parisienne belongs, depicting a symposium. Final Palace Period (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Piano Nobile Parisienne

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - Clay Goddess Figurine
Idol of a goddess with raised hands, made of terracotta. The figurine was found in the Shrine of the Double Axes at the palace of Knossos. Postpalatial Period 1350 -1300 BC (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Figurine Double Axes Shrine

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