Bronze age Etruscan gold bee with applique and granulated ornament showing two bees are on a honey comb C.1600BC Crete
Minoan bee pendant
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 eight handled amphora.
Detail of Mural in the Palace of Knossos, Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete,
Pictures of the Bull leaper fresco from Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete