The image shows the famous Dolphins Fresco mounted on the wall of a structure known as the Queen’s Megaron (i.e., queen’s apartment)located on the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, Greece. It belonged to the Minoans, a mysterious culture that flourished in Crete more than 4000 years ago.
The Dolphins Fresco was reconstructed from the fragments found in and around the Queen’s Megaron.
Beautiful and colorful frescoes decorated the walls of the Minoan palaces and houses. They followed certain color codes, most likely borrowed from the Egyptians. Some of the codes are: red for men, white for women, yellow for gold. The following frescoes illustrate the use of color codes: Ladies in Blue, Bull Leaping and Prince of the Lilies.
Palace at Knossos Images
– Horns of Consecration – Sacred horns of the bull
– Ruins of a multi-storied structure
– Ruins of Palace at Knossos
– Reconstructed hall with columns and frescoes
– Bastion of the Bull
– King’s Megaron and Stoa
– Queen’s Megaron
– Jars at “The Magazines of the Great Pithoi”
– Pithoi Jars
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