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The ancient Minoans: another knotty problem


Today's post over at the Minoan Path blog focuses on the twined and knotted snakes so often found in Minoan art.


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In addition to the sacral knot, which may be related to the Egyptian tyet symbol, snakes show up in a knotted form on figurines and in frescoes from ancient Crete and its colonies. Explore the possible meanings of this unusual sacred symbol:

Another Knotty Problem

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