The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 18: Minoan Frescoes

Join Thor and me as we marvel at the glorious, joyful images capturing slices of life in the vanished Minoan culture. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Will Return Next Week

This week I’ve been tending to family medical issues, as I’m the one still standing. I promise my readers those Minoan frescoes next Saturday! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 17: Iraklion Museum, Architecture & Art

We continue our tour of the fabulous Museum of Archaeology with a focus on architecture, pottery development, and other arts. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 16: Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, Early Minoans

We’re back on Crete, at the world’s finest collection of Minoan artifacts, in the Iraklion museum. We’ll start with the oldest artifacts, from Neolilthic to the early Palatial period. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 15: Thor’s Take on the Minoans

It’s Thor’s turn to weigh in on our Greek rambles. After all, he’s been my hero driver and beloved companion on many adventures! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 13: A Tour of Minoan Knossos

Wander the restorations of the labyrinthine palace-complex of ancient Knossos with Thor and me! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 11: Knossos and Archaeological Treasures

Join Thor and me for an introduction to the reconstructed Minoan site of Knossos, with some peeks at related treasures in the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 10: The Road to Irakleio

Join Thor and me as a few kilometers of roads (with slight detours) takes us from ancient Minoan Phaestos to Roman Gortys to modern Irakleio. And images of my writing muse Ariadne, old and new. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 9: Ancient Phaistos and Kamares Ware

Thor and I complete our tour of the lovely Phaistos site and admire the distinctive pottery found in the nearby sacred Kamares Cave. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 8: Mysteries of Ancient Phaistos

Thor and I trace the labyrinthine ruins of this Minoan palace-city where I camped years ago to listen to voices of the ancient past. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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