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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 21: Sacred Symbols and Shrines

A last tour of the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, with an eye on the artifacts of sacred symbols and shrines. 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. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 20: The Minoan Earth Goddess

Treasures in the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology illustrate the story of the ancient goddess of nature and fertility. 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. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return

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The Rambling Writer: Thor’s Minoan Fresco Reproductions

After our latest trip to Crete and other Greek islands, where Thor and I admired the restorations of beautiful Minoan frescoes, Thor decided to paint reproductions of some of our favorites. While I’ve been on a different kind of journey over the past six months, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for a recurrence of my never-smoker

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 14: A Tour of Knossos, concluded

After a break for a drink in the shade, we’re back to finish our tour of the labyrinth! 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. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return to

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: 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. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return to Crete after 37

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 12: Early Finds in the Iraklion Archaeology Museum

Join Thor and me as we admire the foundations of the Minoan culture on Crete. 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. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return to Crete after 37

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: 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 he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: 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 much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: 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 much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other

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