Crete Historical Costume
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CLOTHES: what people wore in Bible times
Minoan Snake Goddess Arthur Evans, excavator of the Palace of Minos , found the 2 well known faience figurines in the Temple Repositories at The Palace of Minos ( Knossos , Crete ). In May 1903, Arthur Evans and his crew raised some slabs revealing two large rectangular stone-lined cists.
I. Minoan Civilization - Palace
Minoan women fashion looks much more complex than the fashion of classical Greece. They wore robes that were open to the navel and had short sleeves and layered flounced skirts. The patterns on clothes emphasized symmetrical geometric designs. Minoan women also had the option of wearing a strapless fitted bodice, probably the first fitted garment known in history.