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Minoan maiden with prayer beads, fresco. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

Minoan maiden with prayer beads, fresco. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

Laskarina Bouboulina (1771-1825) on 1000 Drachmai 1970 Banknote from Greece. Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821

Laskarina Bouboulina (1771-1825) on 1000 Drachmai 1970 Banknote from Greece. Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821

The lyre (Greek: λύρα) is a stringed musical instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later. The word comes from the Greek "λύρα" (lyra)[1] and the earliest reference to the word is the Mycenaean Greek ru-ra-ta-e, meaning "lyrists", written in Linear B syllabic script

The lyre (Greek: λύρα) is a stringed musical instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later. The word comes from the Greek "λύρα" (lyra)[1] and the earliest reference to the word is the Mycenaean Greek ru-ra-ta-e, meaning "lyrists", written in Linear B syllabic script

Ares. Roman marble after a Greek original ca.420.B.C. Hermitage Museum.

Ares. Roman marble after a Greek original ca.420.B.C. Hermitage Museum.

Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love in Greek mythology. The Roman goddess, Venus, closely represented her. The Greeks believed that she had a dual nature. As ‘Aphrodite Pandemos' (Aphrodite of all the people), she was the patroness of physical love. As ‘Aphrodite Urania' (Aphrodite of the skies) she inspired spiritual and intellectual love.

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Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love in Greek mythology. The Roman goddess, Venus, closely represented her. The Greeks believed that she had a dual nature. As ‘Aphrodite Pandemos' (Aphrodite of all the people), she was the patroness of physical love. As ‘Aphrodite Urania' (Aphrodite of the skies) she inspired spiritual and intellectual love.

Αυτά τα κουλουράκια αγαπημένοι μου φίλοι με έχουν καταστρέψει!Είναι η πολλοστή φορά που τα φτιάχνω μέσα σε λίγες βδομάδες!Είναι μια παλαιότερη συνταγή, που επέλεξα να την τροποποιήσω και να την αρωματ

Κουλουράκια με λεμόνι, μέλι και κανέλα (νηστίσιμα) (MARI PLATEAU)

Αυτά τα κουλουράκια αγαπημένοι μου φίλοι με έχουν καταστρέψει!Είναι η πολλοστή φορά που τα φτιάχνω μέσα σε λίγες βδομάδες!Είναι μια παλαιότερη συνταγή, που επέλεξα να την τροποποιήσω και να την αρωματ

Greek Flag! The nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death"). The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). The colours are white and blue. White for Freedom and Blue for the Greek Blue Sky. The cross on the left is the sympol for the Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Greek Flag! The nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death"). The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). The colours are white and blue. White for Freedom and Blue for the Greek Blue Sky. The cross on the left is the sympol for the Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Frank Eugene: Fritzi von Derra - The Greek Dancer, 1900

Frank Eugene: Fritzi von Derra - The Greek Dancer, 1900

Apollon and Poseidon - British Museum

Apollon and Poseidon - British Museum

Olympia

Olympia


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