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Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete ~ Minoan Art ~ Ladies in Blue | by Mølterland
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Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete ~ Minoan Art ~ Ladies in Blue

Heads and upper torsos of three women with long tresses, headbands, flounced dresses of open bodice. Blue is the predominant color.



Overview of rooms in the museum:

The museum, as it is now, is completely renewed. Old information about rooms and their numbers are still not updated, not even in Wikipedia. They mention twenty rooms, and their names, but there are 27 rooms, XXVII

Maybe wiki will update their page soon, as it is in October 2015, it is not updated.




This serial of photos offers an impression of details of the collection with Minoan Art, belonging to the Palace of Knossos. the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion has been completely renewed. Lots of amazing information can be read next to art objects.


It is not allowed to use flash when making photos. This, and the many visitors made it hardly possible to make really sharp photos in some seconds.

My camera is a rather cheap one and creates curved lines.

Some photos are not sharp, but I kept them anyway.

Altogether it has been a deeply impressing visit, moving, deeply moving because of the mystical, spiritual, mental and emotional depth of the Art.

The Minoans were utterly creative.

Their art is comparable with our modern art. Their use of colors makes the art characteristic: pastel colors (modest in pigmentation), terra colors, with blue, green and ochre.


Often I edited the photos in several ways. Or cropped them, to attract the attention for details.


Enjoy the collection of photos. If you want to read more about the Minoans:




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Taken on September 7, 2015