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Ship with dolphins. Wall painting replica from Akrotiri excavation. Ancient Greek painting. Greece, Santorini 17th century BC

Fresco from Akrotiri depicting the prow of a Minoan ship surrounded by dolphins, c. ( Wall painting replica from Akrotiri of Thera excavation ) .

Minoan Cretan Princess Entourage Fresco from Palace of Knossos

Minoan Cretan Princess Entourage Fresco from Palace of Knossos

Mycenae, Minoan, Ancient Greece, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Fresco, Rome Antique, Crete, Palaces

Minoan clothing was suitable to the mild climate of Crete and bore simple geometric designs. Men wore loincloths and kilts. Women wore robes that had short sleeves and layered flounced skirts. Women's clothing often fitted on top and open allowing the breasts to be exposed. They wore bracelets on their ankles and were decorated with earings, cosmetics and hair design.

The Prince of the Lilies or the Lily prince, is a celebrated ancient Minoan fresco on the Greek island of Crete dated to circa 1550 BC (the new palace period between 1700 and 1450 BC).

Dolphins wall painting from the Queen's Megaron at the palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece.  Find it in the Heraklion Museum.

Dolphins wall painting from the Queen's Megaron at the palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece. Find it in the Heraklion Museum.

The Stream of Time: The Minoans: The Labyrinth - Picture of the dolphin fresco

KNOSSOS:greece The queen's megaron at the Palace of Knossos features a reconstructed fresco depicting blue dolphins swimming above a doorway.

Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera.    As you can clearly see here, Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. Also, they were the first civilization to wear corset-like metal belts underneath if their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.  This is the link for the original picture. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Paintings_of_Thera

Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera, 1600 B. Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. They wore corset-like metal belts underneath their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls- wall is treated with lime and plaster becomes permanent part of surface- earliest were created by minoans in Crete

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