Monday, 11 March 2019

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”


I have been holidaying on an island where ancient tales of yore are not only spoken, but are an integral part of the people's culture, but what is the island's name?


Hidden within these snow topped mountains there lies a deep cavern where a baby was said to be born in great secrecy...... 

but you will all know his name.
If you recognise who made these pots, which show a very distinctive pottery design and stylethen you are travelling along the right road. 
If you think in terms of Julius Caesar born over 2000 years ago and then think back to a time 2000 years before Julius - that is when these pots were made, so they are 4000 years old.
I have switched on comments moderation - if you answer correctly I will hold your comment back to give everyone an equal chance. 

31 comments:

  1. I’m guessing Crete and the baby was Zeus. Lovely photos. I look forward to seeing more. B x

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  2. I'm pretty certain I can answer all your questions apart from the one about comment moderation. So I'll try to be moderate in my comment, though I'm sure you had more than a moderately good time.

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    1. Comments moderation is working - I didn't think that it was.

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  3. Hello Rosemary, I think that you are referring to the birth of Zeus and the Minoan civilization, and that you were on Crete or one of the Aegean Islands.
    --Jim

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  4. Dear Rosemary, have you been to Crete? I think they are Minoan pottery, and simply gorgeous.

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  5. The pots are really beautiful!
    In special the pot with the big flowers!
    I assume you paid a visit to Don Quijote de la Mancha? LOL

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    1. I agree that the pots are beautiful, but sorry it is not La Mancha.

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    2. I think that is Crete, Greece! :)

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  6. Well piecing together the evidence that you present I come up with Sicily.





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    1. Sorry David it is not Sicily, but thank you for trying.

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  7. Lovely photos Rosemary, makes me want to be back in the Mediterranean. I know where you were so won't give it away!
    Will be emailing you later today.
    Mary x

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    1. Looking forward to hearing from you Mary💚

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  8. I'm thinking Crete, as the first name comes to mind is Zeus.

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  9. In total ignorance, I will just guess Cyprus.
    I love the pottery!

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    1. I also love the pottery and how remarkable to think that it is 4000 years old. Sorry it is not Cyprus.

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  10. Thinking Crete based on pottery. Looked up who was hidden in the cave which seems to fit but won't guess because I googled it.

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  11. My main thought was "those oranges would not make the supermarket shelves here"- made me wonder how many in the UK get rejected or thrown away with our food culture of perfection. Didn't guess it.

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    1. They probably wouldn't make the shelves in Crete either Bob - these were by the roadside in the country. Perhaps they were there so that you could just help yourself, rather like our windfall apples.

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  12. I'm late to the party, but Crete would have been my guess, although I wouldn't have said Zeus was the baby. The ceramics are beautiful, and it's amazing to think of the years they have endured.

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    1. Zeus figures large in ancient Cretan life.

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  13. Dearest Rosemary,
    Since I got way behind, no need for trying to guess here.
    What a marvelous work, done 4,000 years ago!
    Guess you enjoyed a great time away from home.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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