Exploring Greece, Israel and Jordan— Part Thirteen

Exploring Greece, Israel and Jordan— Part Thirteen July 2, 2018

Cycladic art and artifacts come from the islands known as the inner and outer Cyclades near Greece. What we know of these islands is that they were populated very early on from peoples from what we call Cyprus and Crete, and in particular the Minoan people. Even as early as 3,000 B.C. they had reached a level of culture that would not soon be matched again. Here is some of the cycladic pottery and human figurines.

What is especially interesting is that much of this culture developed at various sites on the volcanic island of Santorini. Here’s a map, and note particularly the major site at Akrotiri at the southern end of the island (which is in fact five islands).

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