This is an amazing piece about the Minoans. I’d love to have attended the talk had I been in Crete. I’ve always loved the Bull leaping fresco and have a dormant idea for a novel based on it. Now I’ve seen the amazing link with the night sky perhaps I’ll resurrect it one day. Meanwhile, thanks to John for the post. X
For a variety of reasons, we have found ourselves in recent weeks thinking more about the Minoans. Some might say these mysterious folk who created such a rich and influential civilisation here in Crete over four thousand years ago, are a regular feature in our Blogs. This is true simply because for all sorts of reasons, many of our visitors want to see the sites, famous and otherwise and then often go on to visit the archaeological museum in Heraklion and of course we take the obligatory photos and then dutifully write up the details of their stays, each time we compose the next Post.
However, on this occasion there are other reasons for considering the achievements of the Minoans. One night last week, we were walking back from the taverna after an evening with Chris and Pauline and fuelled no doubt by a small (?) quantity of excellent wine…
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