Archive for February 23rd, 2008

Minoan Crete in New York City

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

The Onassis Cultural Center will be hosting an exhibit of ancient Minoan artifacts starting March 13.

The exhibition brings to light aspects of Minoan daily life during the second and third millennia B.C., including social structure, communications, bureaucratic organization, religion, and technology.

In eleven thematic sections, the exhibition maps chronologically the establishment and great achievements of Minoan culture. Here the viewer can explore the historical and cultural context of this celebrated society and gain insight into its mysteries, such as the legends surrounding the reign of King Minos of Knossos, who commissioned the fabled Labyrinth of Greek mythology.

Most of these pieces have never been seen outside of Crete, so if you’re planning on being in the Northeast US between March 13 and September 13, you might want to make a point of visiting.

Remember: Minoans are reknown not just for the legendary labyrinth designed by Daedalus, the bull dancers, queen Pasiphae having sex with a bull and giving birth to the Minotaur, but also for topless babes. That place was lousy with breastseses.

Just sayin’, in case it sweetens the deal for anyone.

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