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Minoan Murals!

The Minoan civilization – one of the oldest civilizations on earth – thrived in the island of Crete in Greece, from 3000 to 1450 BC, Knossos being its famous capital.

One of the best examples of the Minoan civilization are the incredible Minoan murals. They were discovered at the archeological area of Knossos and belong among the list of top Greek archeological findings.

Most of these murals that survived up to our days belong to the period of the New Palace, the one reconstructed after the earthquake of 1700 BC. What's common to all these murals is the absence of any war element. The spirits of peace and prosperity are represented in the best possible way!

The Minoan murals are currently exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklio, Crete. It’s a museum rich in collections, worthwhile to visit and get acquainted with the important ancient treasures of Crete.

I recently visited the museum myself and got truly impressed by the numerous exhibits! The Minoan murals drew my full attention, being one of the most representative examples of the Minoan Art.

Their design, technique and vivid colors are evidence to the importance of the Minoan civilization.

They were created with the fresco technique which means the colors were used directly on the raw surface. This is why they have remained so vivid after such a long period of time.

These incredible Minoan murals are waiting for you at the Archeological Museum of Heraklio. They will take you back hundreds of centuries, to the age of the Minoan civilization! There's no doubt you will be utterly impressed by them! So wait no more.. make sure to visit them at first given chance!


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Maria Athanssopoulos was born in the city of Tripoli, Greece, 1968. She has worked as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She writes interesting articles and takes photographs from the places she visits, since 2009. She run her own travel related web pages. She likes exploring new places and new cultures. She loves writing about her travel experiences. She also loves the art of photography. She has travelled almost all over Europe, but also in Turkey. Her plans for the future are to visit a lot more countries. Stay tuned!

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