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This is an image of a dolphin fresco found within the ancient palace of Knossos on Crete. The dolphins are representative of the Minoan civilization in that they were located on an island and were primarily a naval civilization, so an encounter with dolphins and large fish would have been inevitable.

This is an image of a dolphin fresco found within the ancient palace of Knossos on Crete. The dolphins are representative of the Minoan civilization in that they were located on an island and were primarily a naval civilization, so an encounter with dolphins and large fish would have been inevitable.

Greece, Crete, Knossos, Palace of Minos, Verandah of the Royal Guard

Greece, Crete, Knossos, Palace of Minos, Verandah of the Royal Guard

The Palace of Knossos was probably the first and oldest Neolithic site on Crete. Here is some more information about this ancient wonder.

The Palace of Knossos was probably the first and oldest Neolithic site on Crete. Here is some more information about this ancient wonder.

Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece  Ancient Minoan Civilization

Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece Ancient Minoan Civilization

Thracian tomb with four-wheel chariot with a team of two horses and a dog, opened in autumn 2008. The chariot features large wheels - diameter 1.20 m - the traces of wood give an idea of its structure and overview. Impressive is the decoration of bronze trim of the body of the car and with very richly decorated harness.

Thracian tomb with four-wheel chariot with a team of two horses and a dog, opened in autumn 2008. The chariot features large wheels - diameter 1.20 m - the traces of wood give an idea of its structure and overview. Impressive is the decoration of bronze trim of the body of the car and with very richly decorated harness.

Sakafune-ishi is one of the most enigmatic megalithic stones in Japan and the Asuka district. The stone’s purpose of it is completely unknown, the name means “Wine-Ship-Stone” and it also contains a...

Sakafune-ishi is one of the most enigmatic megalithic stones in Japan and the Asuka district. The stone’s purpose of it is completely unknown, the name means “Wine-Ship-Stone” and it also contains a...

An artistic recreation of the “Queen’s Apartments.” #micenas #knossosinterior

An artistic recreation of the “Queen’s Apartments.” #micenas #knossosinterior

Aspects of Cretan architecture are totally home grown especially the basic construction techniques of wooden beam and rubble walls, which were designed to withstand earthquakes. At Knossos many walls have a face of squared stones, for which gypsum from the surrounding hills was regularly used.

Aspects of Cretan architecture are totally home grown especially the basic construction techniques of wooden beam and rubble walls, which were designed to withstand earthquakes. At Knossos many walls have a face of squared stones, for which gypsum from the surrounding hills was regularly used.

The wind blows violently in Scotland.  So this tree was planted close to the house, in the shelter of their home.

The wind blows violently in Scotland. So this tree was planted close to the house, in the shelter of their home.

"Prince of Lilies"  Minoan fresco (1550 BC), Knossos Palace, Crete Island, Greece

"Prince of Lilies" Minoan fresco (1550 BC), Knossos Palace, Crete Island, Greece

Naqa or Naga'a (Arabic: ‏النقعة‎ an-Naqʿa) is a ruined ancient city of the Kushitic Kingdom of Meroë in modern-day Sudan. The ancient city lies about 170 kilometers north-east of Khartoum and about 50 kilometers east of the Nile River. The site has two notable temples, one devoted to Amun and the other to Apedemak which also has a Roman kiosk nearby.

Naqa or Naga'a (Arabic: ‏النقعة‎ an-Naqʿa) is a ruined ancient city of the Kushitic Kingdom of Meroë in modern-day Sudan. The ancient city lies about 170 kilometers north-east of Khartoum and about 50 kilometers east of the Nile River. The site has two notable temples, one devoted to Amun and the other to Apedemak which also has a Roman kiosk nearby.

The Royal Villa lies to the NE of the palace and its architectural form is distinguished by the polythyra, the pillar crypt and the double staircase, with two flights of stairs. It is strongly religious in character and might have been the residence of an aristocrat or a high priest. Dated to the 14th century BC.

The Royal Villa lies to the NE of the palace and its architectural form is distinguished by the polythyra, the pillar crypt and the double staircase, with two flights of stairs. It is strongly religious in character and might have been the residence of an aristocrat or a high priest. Dated to the 14th century BC.