National Geographic : 1929 Feb
DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE DISTINGUISH THE CRETAN CHARACTER Born and bred into the very fiber of the people of this rugged isle is a love of liberty that a thousandyears of oppression failed toquench. Saracen, Byzantine, Venetian and Turk have tried in turn to crush the men of Crete, but each time the sturdy natives have retired tothe inaccessible fastnesses of their hills. While women seldom wear the old national dress, men, especially in the country, are proud oftheir picturesque costumes. The brightly garbed gentleman at the right took an active part in excavating the Minoan ruins of Knossos.