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spellbound-willow · 6 months ago
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Reconstruction of the clothes of women from the Minoan era in Crete (reconstructions made by Dr. Bernice Jones).
The clothes of Minoan women were surprising with their style and variety of patterns. Greek women of later times wore clothes with completely different stylistic solutions. The exposed breasts were a characteristic feature of the dress of Minoan and Mycenaean women. They attached great importance to their attire, wear and used jewelry. They wore a wide and long skirt with a decorative belt tightening the waist and a tight-fitting bra with a metal frame revealing the breasts. They put on coats or capes on cooler days. Hair, intricately combed, was decorated with brown or gold ribbons, beads or headbands. Others wore appropriate headgear. They wore unusual hats. Some were wide, while others were tall, almost completely covering their hair, decorated with feathers or ribbons.
It can be seen at the Hellenistic Museum in Melbourne, Australia. The reconstructions are based on frescoes.
Photos: Tahney Fosdike.
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worldhistoryfacts · 11 months ago
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The olive tree of Vouves, on Crete. This tree, which has a trunk 15 feet in diameter, is at least 2,000 years old, and likely 2,900 years old, based on the graveyard found nearby. This tree likely lived through the writing of the Iliad, the golden age of Athens, the rise of the Roman Empire, and the birth of Christ -- and then lived for 2,000 years after that. It still produces olives, as well!
{WHF} {HTE} {Medium}
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delphinidin4 · a month ago
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...and round that early-laureled head Shall flock to gaze the strengthless dead And find, unwithered on its curls, The garland briefer than a girl’s.
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marinaaagr · 5 months ago
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Spotted in Crete
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the-sun-the-green · 4 months ago
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This is A Good Kiss Spot.
Sitia, Greece.
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milw-gia-sena · 2 months ago
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Τουλάχιστον σε κράτησα,
τουλάχιστον, έστω και για λίγο,ένιωσα πλήρης.
-Ιεράπετρα,Κρήτη-
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allthingseurope · 2 months ago
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Agios Nicolaos, Crete, Greece 
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utwo · 11 months ago
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A LUXURY RESIDENCE ABOVE THE SEA
CRETE / GREECE
© G. Anastasakis
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poseidons-trident · 2 months ago
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Ἴκαρος
Ikaros was the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth of King Minos. Ikaros and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete so Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Before trying to escape the island, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt. He tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns. Daedalus wept for his son and called the nearest land Icaria in memory of him.
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oh-we-are-the-infinity · a month ago
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Rethymno, Crete
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wedarkacademia · 5 months ago
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THE PARTHENON: former temple on the athenian acropolis, greece, dedicated to the patron goddess athena, (438 b.c.).
THE PANTHEON: former roman temple, the best-preserved building from ancient Rome (c. 125).
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aestheticsof · 2 months ago
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Retreat in Crete by Natalia Kokosalaki
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antiidiot · 11 months ago
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Καραντίνα στην Αθήνα
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Καμιά φορά ξεχνάω πώς είμαστε " φυλακισμένοι " και όλα μοιάζουν σαν μια ατέλειωτη Κυριακή...
-24/02/21
Quarantine walks
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ioannisdg · 2 months ago
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Rethymnon, Crete - Greece
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pop-six-squish · 3 months ago
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Since I got to Crete I am fascinated by the ornamental patterns on poteries and let me tell you, the Archeological museum of Heraklion does NOT disappoint. I spent an hour re drawing them I'm so in love !!
That octopus gives me life.
Most of them here were made between 1900 and 1450 BC, and they're still fresh af.
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jedi-anakin · 8 months ago
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“Around 3000 B.C., THE MINOAN CIVILIZATION emerges on the island of Crete, southernmost of the Greek islands and home to one of the oldest civilizations in Europe.
The culture that developed there during the second millennium B.C. spread throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean world. Crete’s command of the seas would allow its stunning art and architecture to deeply influence the Mycenaean Greek civilization.
Many myths and legends of Crete center around King Minos, son of the god Zeus. Minos became king of Crete and was said to be advised by Zeus himself. In one popular myth, Minos demands that Athens send 14 Athenian youths to Crete to be sacrificed to the fearsome Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull, who dwelled in the labyrinth on the island.
Although many Minoan structures have been given the secular term “palace,” researchers believe their role was not a royal one. It has never been firmly established whether Minoan Crete had a true royal dynasty, so these lavish palaces may have had mixed secular and religious roles. Some archaeologists interpret these palaces more as civic centers from which to control and distribute raw materials, carry out rituals, mete out justice, maintain water distribution, and also organize festivals for the populace.”
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990000 · 8 months ago
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Minoan gold double bladed axe, dating to around 1500 BC. On the votive blade is an inscription written in the still-undeciphered writing system Linear A, possibly an invocation to the goddess Demeter. Found at Arkalokhori, Crete.
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archaeologicalnews · 3 months ago
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Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete
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The oldest known footprints of pre-humans were found on the Mediterranean island of Crete and are at least six million years old, says an international team of researchers from Germany, Sweden, Greece, Egypt and England, led by Tübingen scientists Uwe Kirscher and Madelaine Böhme of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen. Their study has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The footprints from fossilized beach sediments were found near the west Cretan village of Trachilos and published in 2017. Using geophysical and micropaleontological methods, researchers have now dated them to 6.05 million years before the present day, making them the oldest direct evidence of a human-like foot used for walking. Read more.
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thx-4-nothing · 5 months ago
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bihkinibabe · a year ago
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victoriamartinezderd via instagram
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