Sunday, 26 December 2010

Ancient Crete and the city of Lappa Λάππα, Crete, in Greece

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Gortyna was a Dorian Greek settlement and was a center of the Roman administration until Crete was destroyed by Arabs 9th Century CE. It includes Gotyn law . Flickr sethfrantzman, 2007. Pay attention to the name "Gotyn".

Photobucket The Gotyn law code. Gortyna Dorian was a Greek settlement and a center of the Roman administration of Crete before it was destroyed by Arabs in the 9th century CE. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007

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Zeus in the center with winged figures drumming - Geometric cultural period of Crete several hundred of years BCE. It seems like he is holding a crocodile over his head and there is another animal near his feet. The ancient people were likely reptile worshippers.

Photobucket Roman mosaic Argiroupoli Crete. Photo by Amaury.gravy, 2007.

Photobucket Photo by Olaf Tausch, 2010. A Roman floor mosaic from the 3rd Century CE in Argyroupoli, the ancient city of Lappa, consisting of 7000 parts in 6 different colors, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Photobucket Mosaic pattern at a floor in ancient Lappa or Argyroupoli, Crete. Flickr photo by ninifantasy, 2010.

Photobucket Men in Sivas at Crete, Greece. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007. Pay attention to the placename "Sivas".


Photobucket A Doric site near Agios Nikolaos, Crete from 5th - 4th century BCE. Flickr photo by Lessi2306.

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A Doric Site near Agios Nikolaos, Crete. From the 4th to 5th century BCE. Flickr photo by Lessi2306.

Photobucket Photo by Olaf Tausch, 2010. Necropolis of the ancient city of Lappa at Argyroupoli, Rethymno Municipality, Regional District of Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Photobucket Photo by Olaf Tausch, 2010. Necropolis of the ancient city of Lappa at Argyroupoli, Rethymno Municipality, Regional District of Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Photobucket Photo by Olaf Tausch, 2010. Remains of the ancient city of Lappa next to the main church of Argyroupoli, Rethymno town, regional district Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

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Photo by Olaf Tausch, 2010. Bridge below Argyroupoli, Rethymno Municipality, Regional District of Rethymno, Crete, Greece Lappa (Λάππα), Rethymno Argyroupoli.



Photobucket Argyroupoli or Lappa is known for its waterfalls. Flickr photo by igullord, 2009.




Photobucket A spring in a cave at Argyroupoli or Lappa, the city was a Greek village that then later it became Roman. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007.

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Woman in Phaestos, this place was a Minoan city in southern Crete. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007.

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Knossos Palace. Crete. Flickr photo by _arktoi, 2010

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Crete coins, labyrinth Knossos. Numismatic Museum, Athens. Flickr photos by By Tilemahos Efthimiadis, 2009.

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Mallia, Minoan, Crete. Flickr photo by Tintern, 2006.

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Festos mioan palace crete. Flickr photo by Tintern, 2006.

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Matala caves at Crete. Used by the Romans as tombs Flickr photo by _arktoi, 2010.

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Overview of Festos, Matala, Crete. Flickr photo by _arktoi, 2010.

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Old Shepards hut . Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007.

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The gorge that links Sirikari to Polyrinnia is in Western Crete. white stone. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007.

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Village of Zaros where there is a monastary and lake called Votomos. Flickr photo by sethfrantzman, 2007.

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Roman villa. Makrigialos, Crete. Flickr photo by Tintern, 2006.

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