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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.

Arthur Evans reconstruction of Procession Frescos of the South Propylaeum of Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete | Photos Gallery

Arthur Evans reconstruction of Procession Frescos of the South Propylaeum of Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete

Photo of the Dancing girl fresco from the Queen's megaron at Knossos. Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete

Dancing girl fresco from the Queen's megaron at Knossos I Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete

Ancient Minoan Costume. The Palace of Minos at Knossos.

Seated Ladies on Grand Stand. The Palace of Minos at Knossos.

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago.  -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal.  -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

The Altamira cave paintings

Earliest evidence of bow and arrow use is found in eastern Spain rock carvings. This painting in a southwestern France cave complex dates back to BCE and shows hunters' use of bows and arrows during the Stone Age.

The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A mythological griffin, considered to be a combination of the body of a lion as king of the beasts and the head of an eagle, stands guard.

World History Facts — tamedkite: Minoan frescoes, 1500 BC (bronze age)

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