The Minoans: A Civilization of Bronze Age Crete

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Kelly Macquire
by Ancient History Encyclopedia
published on 11 August 2020
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The Minoans were a civilization who flourished during the Bronze Age in the Aegean, and originated from the island of Crete. The #Minoans were a strong maritime entity and traded throughout the Aegean, primarily with the early Mycenaeans on mainland Greece, and with Egypt. #Knossos is a well known site which was excavated by Arthur Evans. The frescoes which survived have become iconic, such as the bull leaping fresco and the dolphin fresco.

Crete is best known in Greek Mythology as the home of King Minos, his wife Pasiphae, their daughters Ariadne and Phaedra and Pasiphae's child, The Minotaur. Daedalus created the labyrinth to hold the Minotaur which was killed by the hero Theseus.

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