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Minoan culture is characterized by the building of remarkable palaces (really administrative centers) decorated with colorful frescoes. The remarkable and influential bronze-age culture on the island of Crete is called "Minoan" after the mythic King Minos.
c. 3000 – c. 1100 B.C.E.
- 9.2.1: The Palace at Knossos (Crete)
- 9.2.2: Kamares Ware Jug
- 9.2.3: Snake Goddess
- 9.2.4: Bull’s Head Rhyton
- 9.2.5: Harvester Vase
- 9.2.6: Octopus vase
- 9.2.7: Statuette of a Male Figure (The Palaikastro Kouros)
- 9.2.8: Hagia Triada sarcophagus
- 9.2.9: Bull-leaping fresco from the palace of Knossos
- 9.2.10: Minoan woman or goddess from the palace of Knossos (“La Parisienne”)