The Stream of Time: The Minoans: Fashion - Woman from the Procession of Ladies fresco at Akrotiri

The Stream of Time: The Minoans: Fashion - Woman from the Procession of Ladies fresco at Akrotiri.

Ancient Minoan fresco - this looks like an ancient Mediterranean ancestor of Marc Chagall....

""Minoan goddess picking saffron crocus flower"" this is because they were used to cure menstrual cramps, which were tied to the moon cycles and snake shedding, all symbols of the cosmic cycles in their religion.

Minoan civilazation. The Bull was a central theme in the Minoan civilization, with bull heads and bull horns used as symbols in the Knossos palace. Minoan frescos and ceramics depict the bull-leaping ritual in which participants bulls. Μινωικός πολιτισμός. Ο Ταύρος ήταν το κεντρικό θέμα στο μινωικό πολιτισμό,και τα κεφάλια ταύρου και τα κέρατα ταύρου χρησιμοποιήθηκαν ως σύμβολα του ανακτόρου της Κνωσού. Οι Μινωικές τοιχογραφίες και τα κεραμικά απεικόνιζαν τα ταυροκαθάψια, ...

SUN IN TAURUS 2000 - 4000 BCE Minoan; the bull and the labrys (the double headed ceremonial ax; from which the labyrinth takes its name) are two of the oldest images associated with the Greek civilization

Minoan Fresco of Women    Inspiration for the Mycenaean Greeks for centuries. Style of hair is similar to Egypt whom the Minoans copied many art trends.

Minoan woman in Fitted Bodice.Greece & Crete - Minoan women: long, dark, curly hair, colorful ruffled skirts, bodices cut underneath the breasts

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

Minoan Octopus Vase 'I'd like to be/under the sea/in an octopus's garden/with you' - I can't help it, I hear this every time I see this vase

Minoan Era Golden Bee...All the way back to the Greeks they knew how the world worked.

Gold Ornament in the form of a Bee BC Minoan Length: cm (Source: The British Museum

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.

minoans - les anciens habitants de l'île de Santorin qui a inspiré Platon et donné naissance à son dialogue sur la destruction de l'Atlantide.

Minoan: Women wear exposed bodices, aprons, and their flared/ruffled skirts; Men wear wrapped skirts with tassel, perizoma, T-shaped tunics with decorative bands.

Detail from the Throne Room  in the Palace of Knossos unearthed in 1900 by British archaeologist Arthur Evans, during the first phase of his excavations in Knossos in the center of the palatial complex and west of the central court

Throne Room, Palace of Knossos (detail) unearthed in 1900 by British archaeologist Arthur Evans, during the phase of his excavations in the center of the palatial complex W of the central court

MINOAN pottery http://www.pinterest.com/litsa1163/%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1-history/

, the Kamares style (so named for the cave sanctuary in which the first examples were found) of pottery was popular in M.

Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

Minoan pottery — "frying pan" with characteristic decorative spirals.

Bronze age fresco of a lady from Crete http://en.protothema.gr/excavations-yield-impressive-results-at-mountain-top-minoan-settlement/#.Ve72YX2TYi0.facebook

One thing I like about the Minoans is that their art shows them to be a happy, vibrant people. If I could go back in time, I'd want to visit that civilization - Minoan fresco.

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

1600-1200 BCE – Minoan Art

Snake Goddess from Knossos c. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period) Crete/Minoan Culture Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete The Snake Goddess is a Minoan goddess associated with the snake cult.

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