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A Greek Fresco: Bull Leaping June 28, 2015

Posted by anagasto in history.


Leaping bull photo made by Saskia Ltd, Thomson Wadsworth in public domain according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Knossos_bull.jpg

The fresco is from a palace in Knossos on Crete in Greece.

Bull leaping still exists. I have never seen it, but while looking for information on fresco painting, I found a video showing young men leaping over a raging bull: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1L-8xLI_5c

It is awful to watch even on a little video like this.

bull jumping in crete

bull jumping
The stills of two jumps are from the same video.



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