Beautiful photos of some of the magnificent frescoes at Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012:
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.
Knossos: Fresco of the Spectators & the Bull Fresco (Click to ENLARGE):
It is difficult to imagine frescoes more breathtaking than these at Knossos, regardless of the era in which we find frescoes. The Minoans quite simply were supreme masters of the art and artisanship of the fresco.