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During our travels, we tend to take a lot of photos of ancient structures and artefacts. Please note that these pictures are not in the public domain: if you wish to re-use them anywhere, please ask us first.

A swordfish in Agia Galini

A swordfish in Agia Galini

A dead swordfish in Agia Galini. The name of the species, Xiphias gladius, incorporates the ancient Greek word for swordfish (xiphias), still used in modern Greek, and the Latin word for sword (gladius).

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Donkeys at Psychro Cave

Donkeys at Psychro Cave

It’s a long climb up the mountain to reach the Psychro Cave in Crete. Visitors who don’t want to walk up to the archaeological site can make use of the local donkey train. (Some animals used on the path are mules, i.e. a cross between a horse and a donkey.)

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Houses in Gournia

Houses in Gournia

The Bronze Age town of Gournia is built on top of a hill. It is well preserved, and one does not need a lot of imagination to picture what the town may have looked like during its prime: a conglomeration of dwellings separated by narrow alleys.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Early Christian basilica at Gortyna

Early Christian basilica at Gortyna

This basilica in Gortyna, Crete, was dedicated to the first Bishop of Crete, St Titos. It was founded in the sixth century AD, during the reign of Emperor Justinian (527-565). It replaced an earlier basilica of the fifth century AD. An earthquake in 620 virtually destroyed it, so that it had to be rebuilt.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Quartier Mu in Malia

Quartier Mu in Malia

A view across Quartier Mu in Malia, part of the ancient Bronze Age town that once surrounded the court complex (“palace”). The modern roof preserves the site from the elements.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

The mountain city of Lato

The mountain city of Lato

A view across part of the agora of the ancient Greek city of Lato, built in the mountains. The area with the fence marks the city’s cistern; the broad flight of steps were used as seating for people to listen to whatever was going on in the agora.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

The Throne Room in Knossos

The Throne Room in Knossos

The “Throne Room” at Knossos, heavily restored by Arthur Evans. It has been dated to the time of the presumed “Mycenaean” (mainland) takeover of Knossos (Late Minoan II). It is not clear if this room was really used by a king instead of a priest or priestess.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Villa Jovis on Capri

Villa Jovis on Capri

View of the Villa Jovis (“Villa of Jupiter”) on the island of Capri, Southern Italy, photographed from near the entrance to the site. This was a Roman palace built by Emperor Tiberius and completed in AD 27. He lived in this luxurious complex until his death in AD 37.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

West pediment of the Temple of Aphaia

West pediment of the Temple of Aphaia

This picture, taken at the Munich Glyptothek, depicts the sculptures taken from the west pediment of the Temple of Aphaia on Aigina. It depicts a scene from the Trojan War familiar from Homer. The style of the sculpture here is “Archaic”, and on this basis it has been argued that the west pediment is older than the one on the eastern (front) side.

Photographed by Arianna Sacco

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