Minoan Petanque?

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2005-08-01

We have a lot of information on the history of petanque, but just when we thought we had it all we got a series of pictures of the ancient Minoan sport played just outside the palace ruins of Kato Zakros in Crete.

The fact was , unfortunately, that it was just a couple of Frenchmen that had had it with summer, swimming, snorkling and tzatziki. All they wanted was a bit of petaqnue-action, but sadly their boules were back in good old France.

But a true petanque-player is not hampered by such a minor detail, and when you are right next-door to a Minoan palace the idea arrived - lets play it like the ancients, with stones.

The results:: Minoans 13 stones - france 0 Boules

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