What was the octopus vase used for?

What was the octopus vase used for?

Made to celebrate the sea, this Kamares Ware jug is covered in decoration of marine life. The jug is round with a small opening at the top and has two small, round handles on either side of the neck. The main figure is an octopus whose tentacles span over the rounded surface of the vase.

Which was a popular form of pottery in the Minoan civilization?

The finest achievements came in the Late Minoan period, with the palace pottery called Kamares ware, and the Late Minoan all-over patterned "Marine Style" and "Floral Style". These were widely exported around the Aegean civilizations and sometimes beyond, and are the high points of the Minoan pottery tradition.

Did the Minoans make weapons?

The Minoans had daggers and swords, some of them richly decorated. At Mallia a beautiful matching set of sword and dagger was found. ... Since the sword and dagger were found close to a ceremonial leopard-axe, it may be that all these weapons from the Mallia temple had a ceremonial rather than a military use.

Why did Minoan civilization end?

It was previously believed that the Minoan civilization on Crete was wiped out due to massive earthquakes and large amounts of ash that fell on the island from the volcano. ... More destructive was a massive tsunami that resulted from the eruption and devastated the Minoan settlements on the northern coast of Crete.

Did the mycenaeans speak Greek?

The Mycenaeans are the first Greeks, in other words, they were the first people to speak the Greek language. ... The Mycenaeans were influenced by the earlier Minoan civilization, located on the island of Crete.

What was Minoan life like?

For an ancient civilization, the Minoans had a fairly lavish way of life in Crete. They had large homes including bathrooms with running water and waste systems and their homes were typically filled with luxury items like jewelry and finely painted pottery.

What did the Minoans do for fun?

Apart from their magnificent artwork, their religion and the many crafts they produced the Minoans spent some of their leisure time taking part in sports activities such as, boxing, wrestling and bull leaping. The bull leaping is believed to be in connection with bull worship.

Were the Minoans and Mycenaeans were bitter enemies?

The Minoan and Mycenaean were bitter enemies.

Which came first Minoan or Mycenaean?

The Minoans were also the first literate people of Europe. The Mycenaean civilization developed in mainland Greece in the second millennium before the Common Era. It shared many cultural features with the Minoans. They used the Linear B script, an early form of Greek.