Ancient Greek pottery , due to its relative durability, comprises a large part of the archaeological record of ancient Greece , and since there is so much of it over , painted vases are recorded in the Corpus vasorum antiquorum ,  it has exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek society. The shards of pots discarded or buried in the 1st millennium BC are still the best guide available to understand the customary life and mind of the ancient Greeks. There were several vessels produced locally for everyday and kitchen use, yet finer pottery from regions such as Attica was imported by other civilizations throughout the Mediterranean , such as the Etruscans in Italy. Throughout these places, various types and shapes of vases were used. Some were highly decorative and meant for elite consumption and domestic beautification as much as serving a storage or other function, such as the krater with its usual use in diluting wine. Earlier Greek styles of pottery, called "Aegean" rather than "Ancient Greek", [ citation needed ] include Minoan pottery , very sophisticated by its final stages, Cycladic pottery , Minyan ware and then Mycenaean pottery in the Bronze Age , followed by the cultural disruption of the Greek Dark Age.
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For most of us, architecture is easy to take for granted. How often do we stop to examine and contemplate its form and style? Architectural tradition and design has the ability to link disparate cultures together over time and space—and this is certainly true of the legacy of architectural forms created by the ancient Greeks. The Erechtheion, B.