New clues on the demise of the Minoan Civilisation

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Colleagues in Crete inform me of a recent breakthrough which may change our view of Minoan Civilisation. The partial decipherment of the Disc of Phaistos by Dr. Gareth Owens has allowed an international team or researchers to use a combination … Continue reading


Baa, Baa, Cretan sheep

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When driving around the island of Crete, one often comes across sheep or goats grazing. One can’t help wondering what food they find on the rocky slopes of the island’s mountains. When not grazing rocks, they may use the road … Continue reading


Flowers of Crete

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The island of Crete is in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Europe, Asia and Africa meet. Given its position and geography (high mountains, craggy canyons) it is no surprise that it has a very rich and varied ecosystem. It is estimated that the island … Continue reading