Crete: Ladies in Blue fresco

Ladies in Blue fresco on display at the Knossos Palace in Crete, Greece

Ladies in Blue fresco on display at the Knossos Palace in Crete, Greece

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Ladies in Blue fresco
The image shows the Ladies in Blue fresco on display at the Knossos Palace located on the island of Crete, Greece. It belonged to the Minoans, a mysterious culture that thrived in Crete more than 4000 years ago.

Beautiful and colorful frescoes decorated the walls of the Minoan palaces and houses. They followed certain color codes, most likely borrowed from the Egyptians. These color codes are, red for men, white for women, yellow for gold.

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Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization
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