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Bathtub Late Minoan IIIA. Mid-14th c BCE. Ceramic. Water in Greece is precious. Even for the elite, a bath would have been a great and occasional luxury. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea.

Ceramic Bathtub, Late Minoan, Century B. Even for the elite, a bath would have been a great and occasional luxury. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea.

Knossos, Crete, Greece, 2010

Knossos, Crete, Greece, 2010

Discovered in 1908, the Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. It is about 6 in. in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.

The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age millennium BC). Side A

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.

ca. 1600 BCE Minoan Game Board from Knossos; inlays of ivory, rock crystal, and glass paste on wood base covered in gold and silver leaf. Heraklion Museum.

Minoan (Knossos, ca. 1600 BCE) gaming board with inlays of ivory, rock crystal, and glass paste on wood base covered in gold and silver leaf.

A beautiful little Minoan cup with energetic painted decoration based on sea life.

A beautiful little Minoan cup with energetic painted decoration based on sea life.

"Composite libation clay vessel (rhyton) in the shape of a man on a chariot drawn by oxen." Karphi, Crete, Greece. Postpalatial. 12CBC-11CBC.  Now in the collection of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Herakleion, Crete, Greece.

Composite Libation Clay Vessel (Rhyton) -- In the shape of a man on a chariot drawn by oxen -- Century BCE -- Karphi, Crete, Greece -- Postpalatial -- Herakleion Archaeological Museum -- Herakleion, Crete, Greece

Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B.C. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete. (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)

Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece. The palace of Knossos was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

Minoan Art  Labrys pithos – 1500BC  Knossos Palace

Bronze Age Etruscan Art: Pottery ETRUSCAN FASCES IS ALMOST READY Knossos Palace Crete.--> Bronze age art that was a part of Ovid's myths and during the time. It shows how art has changed over the years from the Bronze to the Silver ages to now.