2500-2300 BC, Myrtos Goddess, Early Minoan, near Myrtos in Crete.
Early Minoan vases.
A Red-on-White (RoW) beak spouted jug from southern Crete, 2,600-2,300 BCE
Aspects of Cretan architecture are totally home grown especially the basic construction techniques of wooden beam and rubble walls, which were designed to withstand earthquakes. At Knossos many walls have a face of squared stones, for which gypsum from the surrounding hills was regularly used.
Model of a prehistoric, Minoan ship
Jar with Octopus Design, Knossos, Crete, Late Minoan period II, c.1450-1400 BCE, painted earthenware.