Phillip P. Betancourt & James D. MuhlyJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 24-28
Images of beetles begin to appear in Minoan Crete early in the Middle Bronze Age. Because one of the earliest manifestations of this phenomenon is in the form of scarab seals that reflect Egyptian prototypes, a natural question involves whether the meaning of this symbol was transferred to Crete along with the imagery.
Ling and Stos-Gale (Antiquity 2015) present some hitherto little-known rock art motifs from various locations in Sweden, and offer an intriguing interpretation for them that ties in with the recent realisation that some of the copper used in the earlier Bronze Age of southern Scandinavia may have originated from Cyprus.
A. Bernard KnappAntiquity 89 (February 2015), 219-220
Ling and Stos-Gale (above, p. 206) end their study on a safe, if rather vague, note: “[w]e could, perhaps, consider the maritime-themed rock art depictions [of ships and copper oxide ingots] as records of travellers’ tales, where representations of reality mingle with myths, magic and sailors' stories”.
Helène WhittakerJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 90-94
Although there are numerous images that can be associated with the expression of the values and ideals of the ruling elites, the absence of overt ruler propaganda in Minoan official art is striking and has often been commented on.
Clairy PalyvouJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 65-75
Skylines partake in the “public image,” as symbols of an urban collective. They are urban signatures that present an abbreviated image of the city’s identity. In the Minoan world skylines can be approached only indirectly: firstly, by inferring how buildings emerged in the vertical and secondly, through the depictions of architectural compounds in Minoan art.
Lefteris PlatonJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 76-89
Sacred prostitution remained for several years a taboo topic in the study of the ancient Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. Despite the fact that some ancient writers refer to it, several scholars doubted its practices in the frame of the noble Greek civilization.
Lyvia MorganJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 49-64
Feasts were a vital part of life in the Ancient World. Those worthy of expression in images and texts were ideological and symbolic, celebrating royal power, marking the ritual calendar, creating alliances, and maintaining the status quo of society.
Fritz BlakolmerJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 29-40
Although the hybrid creature known as the Minoan Genius was clearly derived from the Egyptian Ashaheru / Taweret, according to the iconographical evidence in the Aegean, its functions and meaning differ considerably.
Johan Ling and Zofia Stos-GaleAntiquity 89 (February 2015), 221-223
It is rare for authors to be able to read comments on their paper by leading colleagues and to have the chance to respond before its publication. We would like to thank the editor of Antiquity for providing this opportunity.
L. Vance Watrous, D. Matthew Buell, John C. McEnroe, John G. Younger, Lee Ann Turner, Brian S. Kunkel, Kevin Glowacki, Scott Gallimore, Angus Smith, Panagiota A. Pantou, Anne Chapin, and Evi MargaritisHesperia 84.3, 2015, 397-465
This article presents previous research at Gournia, the overall goals of our project, a new plan of the settlement, and our 2010-2012 excavations in eight areas: the Pit House, the Northwest Area, the North Cemetery, North Trench, the Northeast Area, House Aa, several rooms in the palace, and House He.
Yorgos Facorellis & Evi Vardala-TheodorouRadiocarbon 57.3 (2015), 493-505
Archaeological excavations in two coastal sites of Greece, Ftelia on Mykonos and Cyclops Cave on Youra, have provided suitable material (charcoal/marine mollusk shell paired samples deposited simultaneously in undisturbed anthropogenic layers) to estimate regional changes of the sea surface radiocarbon reservoir effect (ΔR) in the Aegean Sea.