Monday, May 03, 2004

Bull-leapers, then and now

Archaeologists -- but not some goddess-worshippers -- generally accept that Arthur Evans basically invented the popular conception of Bronze Age Crete, the "Palace of Minos," the Cretan Labyrinth, and so on. (More Bronze Age archaeology resources here.

But the famous fresco of the "bull leapers" is in all the art-history books, and the combination of (mechanical) bull + barely clad girl is still potent, as this site (not safe for work) attests.

There is a paper waiting to be written here. . .


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