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January 10, 2019

The Cultic Life of Trees in the Prehistoric Aegean, Levant, Egypt, and Cyprus

Tova Fleming

By Caroline Tully. Peeters Publishers. 2018. 

This research examines 44 images of Minoan tree cult as depicted in sphragistic jewellery, portable objects and wall paintings from Late Bronze Age Crete, mainland Greece and the Cyclades. The study also compares the Aegean images with evidence for sacred trees in the Middle and Late Bronze Age Levant, Egypt and Cyprus. The purpose of this investigation is the production of new interpretations of Minoan images of tree cult. Each of the chapters of the book looks at ...