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Minoan civilization - Aegean frescos - Dauphins de la Reine de Knossos


"The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age Aegean civilization on the island of Crete and other Aegean Islands, flourishing from c. 3000 BC to c. 1450 BC until a late period of decline, finally ending around 1100 BC. It represents the first advanced civilization in Europe, leaving behind massive building complexes, tools, artwork, writing systems, and a massive network of trade. The name "Minoan" derives from the mythical King Minos and was coined by Evans, who identified the site at Knossos with the labyrinth and the Minotaur. The Minoan civilization has been described as the earliest of its kind in Europe, and historian Will Durant called the Minoans "the first link in the European chain"."


The Palace of Knossos, the largest Minoan palace



"List of Aegean frescos is a list of Minoan, Mycenaean, and related frescos and quasi-frescos (not completed before the plaster dried) found at Bronze Age archaeological sites on islands and in and around the shores of the Aegean Sea and other relevant places in the Eastern Mediterranean region. In cases where one civilization encroaches on another or a mixture of civilizations is present, both names are used. These frescos were primarily murals."

DOLPHIN FRESCO is one on the list which interpret a marine scene which is featuring a school of dolphins composed symmetrically with fish in the interstices and clusters of sponges around the periphery.

Dauphins de la Reine de Knossos by La Galerie



This fresco inspires me to recreate it with cutest axolotls and their favourite food - brine shrimp and small fish, name as AXOLOTLS DIGITAL FRESCO. Enjoy!


reference sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aegean_frescos




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