The Minoans are especially well known for their ceramics, which they traded to other societies such as the Egyptians, Anatolians and Canaanites. Minoan pottery decorated with bold geometric patterns is known as Kamares ware.
'Kamares Ware' Jar: Phaistos, Crete. 1750 BCE. The extremely fine palace pottery called Kamares Ware, & the Late Minoan all-over patterned Marine Style are the high points of the Minoan pottery tradition
One of Tsar Nicholas' sisters who lived until 1960 was- Granddutches Xenia Alexandrovna Romanova. On Aug.6, 1894 she married her first cousin once removed Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia. They had seven children.