AEGEAN AND LEVANTINE ART

Head of a Cycladic idol (3200-2800 BC) marble
Paris, Musée du Louvre

The Minoan Palace at Knossos (Crete)
c.1500 B.C.

Sacred horns at Knossos, with sacred Mt. Juktas in the distance

Palace of Knossos, north entrance (reconstruction) c. 1700 BC

Knossos - The West Entrance
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Knossos - Courtyard and Royal Pavillion
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Knossos - Western Facade
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Knossos - King's Balcony
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Knossos - Upper Hall of the Royal Guard
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Knossos - Down into the Labyrinth
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Knossos - Throne Room

Knossos - Queen's Chamber
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Knossos - Storage Jars in the Labyrinth
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Knossos - Storage Jar


Minoan Religious Art

Bull sacrifice and sacred tree.  Detail from the two sides of the Hagia Triada sarcophagus

Knossos - A priestess at the altar.  (detail of the Hagia Triada sarcophagus)

La Parisienne (1600-1500 BC) fresco from the Palace of Knossos
Heraklion, Archeological Museum

The "Parisienne" fresco, Knossos - after 1600 B.C.
Heraklion Archeological Museum

Knossos, Crete -- Bull-dancing fresco - after 1600 B.C.
Heraklion Archeological Museum

Cretan Bull
Heraklion Archeological Museum

Phaestos Disk
Heraklion Archeological Museum

Snake goddess (c. 1500 BC) earthenware from the Palace of Knossos
Heraklion, Archeological Museum

Goddesses of the Palace at Knossos - c. 1600
Heraklion Archeological Museum

The Ancient city of Troy (Hisarlik, Turkey)

The excavation of Troy (1800s)

Hittite Culture (Hattusha/Boghazköy, Turkey)

Hattusha - Aerial View

Hattusha - Hittite Acropolis
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Hattusha - View of the Lower Town from the Acropolis
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Hattusha - Entrance to the Great Temple
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Hattusha - Scratch Marks Made by a Door
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Hattusha - The King's Gate
(a bas-relief stone replacing the one in the Ankara Museum)
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Hattusha - Inisde the King's Gate
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Hattusha - The Lion's Gate

Bogazkale - Postern Gate
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Hattusha / Bogazkale - View from the Upper Wall
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Bogazkale - Another View of the Surounding Countryside from the Upper Wall
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Midas' Empire at Gordion (Turkey)

Midas' Tomb
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The Walls of Gordion
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Phoenician Culture (Today's Lebanon)

The broken towers of Tyre

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014