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The Mallia Bee Pendant was recovered from a looted Minoan tomb on the Mediterranean island of Crete. Made of gold, the bee iconography of this piece is a testament to the importance of bees to society in the Late Bronze Age.

The Mallia Bee Pendant was recovered from a looted Minoan tomb on the Mediterranean island of Crete. Made of gold, the bee iconography of this piece is a testament to the importance of bees to society in the Late Bronze Age.

Minoan Spiral

Minoan Spiral

Dolphins-painted ornament, fresco from the Knossos Palace (Greece). Minoan Civilization

Dolphins-painted ornament, fresco from the Knossos Palace (Greece). Minoan Civilization

A Minoan bull statue. The Minoans were a Bronze Age, mercantile society

A Minoan bull statue. The Minoans were a Bronze Age, mercantile society

The ancient Minoan Labrys axe.

The ancient Minoan Labrys axe.

minoan double axe

minoan double axe

las golondrinas de Akrotiri, no se pueden pintar mejor unas golondrinas, y estas tienen 3.800 años.

las golondrinas de Akrotiri, no se pueden pintar mejor unas golondrinas, y estas tienen 3.800 años.

The Minoan Bee was found in the Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos, outside the Palace of Malia, the 3rd largest Minoan Palace on the island of Crete (after Knossos and Pheastos), in Greece. It dates back to the Bronze Age during the Protopalatial Period (1800 - 1700 BC). This is very detailed representation of two bees carrying a drop of honey to their honeycomb. The two bees flank the drop of honey at center in perfect symmetry.

The Minoan Bee was found in the Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos, outside the Palace of Malia, the 3rd largest Minoan Palace on the island of Crete (after Knossos and Pheastos), in Greece. It dates back to the Bronze Age during the Protopalatial Period (1800 - 1700 BC). This is very detailed representation of two bees carrying a drop of honey to their honeycomb. The two bees flank the drop of honey at center in perfect symmetry.

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Minoan Gold Aigina treasure Plaque. ca 1850-1550 BCE. British Museum, UK. Minos, Greece.

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Minoan Gold Aigina treasure Plaque. ca 1850-1550 BCE. British Museum, UK. Minos, Greece.

GARMENT ORNAMENT Gold disc with octopus. The tiny hole denotes that it was sewn on a luxurious garment. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave III, 16th C. BC. Athens, national Archaeological Museum, Prehistoric Collection

GARMENT ORNAMENT Gold disc with octopus. The tiny hole denotes that it was sewn on a luxurious garment. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave III, 16th C. BC. Athens, national Archaeological Museum, Prehistoric Collection