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"Spring Fresco," Santorini, Greece, c. 1550-1500 BCE

History of saffron, by Elatia Harris: Minoan Fresco wall painting of " Spring " from Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.

ΤΟ ΑΚΡΩΤΗΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΘΗΡΑΣ Οι Κροκοσυλλέκτριες (Ανατολικός τοίχος). Οι Κροκοσυλλέκτριες (Απόσπασμα από τον ανατολικό τοίχο). Πάνω: Σπείρες (του Αρχιμήδη)

ΤΟ ΑΚΡΩΤΗΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΘΗΡΑΣ Οι Κροκοσυλλέκτριες (Ανατολικός τοίχος). Οι Κροκοσυλλέκτριες (Απόσπασμα από τον ανατολικό τοίχο). Πάνω: Σπείρες (του Αρχιμήδη)

#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

Konstantinople ( poli tou konstantinou => the Konstantinou city)was the capitol city of the Empire. It was founded at AD

Byzantine Dromon ship model

Very rare, Exquiste wooden model of the Byzantine Dromon.

Various types of Minoan ships probably used around 1500 BC. The paintings are parts of a Fresco discovered by the Greek archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos in “Acrotiri”. Interesting is that there is no waterline visible and the ships look as floating over the water.

Ancient Greek Ships - Paintings that was found in Acrotiri in Thera (Santorini) show that the Minoans used various types of ships. The Minoans were the first navy power in Greece

thenortheasterner:    I found this gorgeous geological map of Great Britain yesterday, I love the internet.

Geology of Great Britain. This old geological map of Great Britain shows in detail the geology of the whole island, and also the relationship of the south coast sections to this.