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Knossos - The Throne Room
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Knossos - The Tripartite Shrine
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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

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos Palace- The central Court
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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

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The Throne Room
The stone basin you see was actually found in a neighbouring corridor and placed here. To the left, a low partition wall with a purification ceremonies and therefore called them "Lustral Basins"
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Throne Room

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The Throne Room
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Knossos Palace- The central Court
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Knossos - The South Propylaeum
View to the south. In the background there is the sacred mountain Giouhtas.
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites South Propylaeum

Credits: Demosthenis
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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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