3 impressive photos of the Bull Fresco Portico Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012:
Knossos, Bull Portico photos, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 2 of 2:
Knossos, Bull Portico photos, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 1 of 2:
Here you see the first 3 photos of the Bull Portico photos, Third Palace, Knossos, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE). The architecture is simple, but magnificent. The fresco of the bull is stunning. The bull was the standard symbol of almost all ancient Occidental civilizations, and that of Persia as well, until later into Antiquity. I wish to draw your attention specifically to the incredibly accurate circular designs on the frieze. As with all Greek architecture, the proportions are absolutely perfect, from one circle to the next.
Even the Parthenon of Athens was flanked by bulls at its entrance, as illustrated here:
10 of the Loveliest Frescoes from Knossos (Composite): Choose your Favourite(s)! Click to ENLARGE: These frescoes are as follows:  The Fresco of the Dolphins in the Queen’s Megaron  The Spectators Fresco (most likely of the bull leaping contest)  The Octopus Fresco  The Griffin Fresco in the Throne Room of the Queen’s Megaron  The Cup bearers Fresco at the Ceremonial Entrance to the Palace of Knossos  The “Prince of Lilies Fresco”  The “Bluebird Fresco” from the “House of Frescoes” at Knossos  The Bull Fresco on the outer wall of the Bull Portico  The Fresco often called “Les Parisiennes”  The Spectators Fresco (probably at a dance performance at the theatre of Knossos) Please note that the originals of all the frescoes at Knossos are now housed in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Those found onsite at Knossos are copies, though splendid ones at that. Simply choose your favourite fresco(es), just one (1) if you like, or as many as three (3) and either post your choice(s) in Comments for this post, or if you like, you can send you answer(s) to me at either of my e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com The addresses are not hot linked here. You will have to copy them into your address book, and then send me your answer(s). The more folks who answer, the merrier. So let’s all have a bit of fun! Once I have all the results in, I shall list your own favourite(s), and mine too, of course! This should be plenty of fun for everyone, and besides, I do wonder how much overlap there is in people’s tastes. Please do participate! We do not usually get much participation from our followers, so now is your chance to rectify the situation. Once we have all the results in, I shall repost all 10 frescoes in a slide show. Best, Richard