Greek Frescoes

The tradition of frescoes in Greece goes back at least to the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age, with the lavish fresco decoration of sites like Knossos, Tiryns and Mycenae.

Macedonian tomb fresco from Agios Athanasios, Thessaloniki, 4th c. BC.

Frescoes are frequently described in Pausanias, and many appear to have been produced in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Due to the lack of architecture surviving intact, not many are preserved. The majoirty that have survived have been found inside tombs.

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