Dolphins were revered by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and given prominence in works of art. A well-known early depiction is this frieze in the Palace of Knossos, on the island of Crete, from 3,500 years ago. The dolphin's distinctive markings were often depicted on Greek coins.
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Photograph by Simon Nathan
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