Tell El-Dab'a
Tell el-Dab'a is the modern name of the capital city for the Hyksos in the Nile delta region of Egypt, 30°47′N 31°50′E / 30.783°N 31.833°E / 30.783; 31.833 31°50′E / &#...
Snake Goddess
Snake Goddess indicates figurines of a woman holding a snake in each hand found during excavation of Minoan archaeological sites in Crete dating from approximately 1600 BCE. These figurines were foun...
Harriet Boyd Hawes
Harriet Boyd Hawes (October 11, 1871 – March 31, 1945) was a pioneering American archaeologist, nurse and relief worker. She is best known as the first director of an archaeological excavation to...
Malia altar stone
The Malia altar stone is a stone slab bearing an inscription in Cretan hieroglyphs, excavated in Malia, Crete. The stone has a cuplike cavity and is thought to be a Minoan altar stone. Of the 16 glyph...
Blanche Wheeler Williams
Blanche Wheeler Williams (January 9, 1870 – December 9, 1936) was an archaeologist and teacher best known for her work in the Isthmus of Hierapetra and her discoveries at Gournia with colleague Harrie...
Arthur Evans
Sir Arthur John Evans FRS FREng (/ˈɛvənz/; 8 July 1851 – 11 July 1941) was an English archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for developing the...
Arkalochori Axe
The bronze Arkalochori Axe is a second millennium BC Minoan votive double axe (labrys) excavated by Spyridon Marinatos in 1934 in the Arkalochori cave on Crete which is believed to be part of a relig...
Theseus Ring
The Theseus Ring is a gold signet ring that dates back to the Mycenaean period.
The ring is gold and measures 2.7 x 1.8 cm. On the ring is a depiction of a bull-leaping scene, which includes ...
Minoan chronology
Sir Arthur Evans developed a relative dating scheme of Minoan chronology based on the excavations initiated and managed by him at the site of the ancient city of Knossos. He called the civilization th...
Poppy goddess
The name poppy goddess was given to a large female figurine which is believed to represent a Minoan goddess, discovered in a sanctuary of the Post-palace period (LM III, 1400–1100 BC) at Gazi, C...
Tel Kabri
Tel Kabri (Hebrew: תֵל כַבְרִי; Arabic: تَلْ ألْقَهوَة‎, Tell al-Qahweh, "the mound of coffee") is an archaeological site, home to one of the largest Middle Bronze (MB) Age (2,100–1,550 BC) ...
Minoan Bull-leaper
The Minoan bull leaper is a bronze group of a bull and leaper in the British Museum. It is the only known largely complete three-dimensional sculpture depicting Minoan bull-leaping. Although bull leap...
Avaris
Avaris (/ˈævərɨs/; Egyptian: ḥw.t wr.t, Budge notation: Hut-waret, Greek: Αὔαρις, Auaris) was the capital of Egypt under the Hyksos, in the ancient Land of Goshen. It was located at modern Tell e...
Nikolaos Platon
Nikolaos Platon (Greek Νικόλαος Πλάτων, Anglicised Nicolas Platon; (1909-01-08)January 8, 1909 – March 28, 1992(1992-03-28)) was a renowned Greek archaeologist. He discovered the Minoan palace of Zakr...
John Pendlebury
John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury (12 October 1904 – 22 May 1941) was a British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II. He was killed during the Battle of Crete....
Spyridon Marinatos
Spyridon Nikolaou Marinatos (Greek: Σπυρίδων Νικολάου Μαρινᾶτος; November 4, 1901 – October 1, 1974) was a Greek archaeologist.
Marinatos began his career in Crete as director of the Heraklion...
Akrotiri (Santorini)
Akrotiri (Greek: Ακρωτήρι, pronounced [akroˈtiri]) is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1627 ...
Phaistos Disc
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bron...
Minoan pottery
Minoan pottery is more than Minoan civilization. Its restless sequence of quickly maturing artistic styles reveal something of Minoan patrons' pleasure in novelty while they assist archaeologists in ...