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  Aegean Civilization - MSN Encarta
Aegean Civilization, term used to denote the Bronze Age civilization that developed (c.
3000-1200 bc) in the basin of the Aegean Sea, mainly on Crete, the Cyclades, and the mainland of Greece.
The existence of a civilization that had connections with both the mainland and Crete is indicated by artefacts found in the Cyclades.
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  Aegean Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In ancient times there were various explanations for the name "Aegean." It was said to have been named after the town of Aegae; Aegea, a queen of the Amazons who died in the sea; and Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who drowned himself in the sea when he thought his son had died.
The Aegean Sea was later inhabited by Persians, Romans, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetians, the Seljuk Turks, and the Ottoman Empire.
The Aegean islands can be simply divided into seven groups: the Thracian Sea group, the East Aegean group, the Northern Sporades, the Cyclades, the Saronic Islands (or Argo-Saronic Islands), the Dodecanese and Crete.
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 AEGEAN CIVILIZATION - LoveToKnow Article on AEGEAN CIVILIZATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Nor did the Aegean objects which were lying obscurely in museums in 1870, or thereabouts, provide a sufficient test of the real basis underlying the Hellenic myths of the Argolid, the Troad and Crete, to cause these to be taken seriously.
Distinctive Features.The fact that Aegean civilization is distinguished from all others, prior or contemporary, not only by its geographical area, but by leading organic characteristics, has never been in doubt, since its remains came to be studied seriously and impartially.
The Aegean script may be, and probably is, prior in origin to the " Asianic "; and it may equally well be owed to a remote common ancestor, or (the small number of common characters being considered) be an entirely independent evolution from representations of natural objects (see CRETE).
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The Aegean Sea was later invaded by Persians and the Romans, and inhabited by the Byzantine Empire, the Venetians, the Seljuk Turks, and the Ottoman Empire.
The Aegean was the site of the original democracies, and its seaways were the means of contact among several diverse civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Aegean Islands are found within its waters, with the following islands delimiting the sea on the south (generally from west to east): Kythera, Antikythera, Crete, Karpathos, and Rhodes.
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 Minoan Civilization - ninemsn Encarta
Minoan Civilization, Bronze Age civilization, centring on the island of Crete, that flourished c.
Economic influence seems to have shifted to the town of Khaniá, to which a number of vases were imported from Cyprus: it is possible that the town also became the centre of political power in Crete.
At the end of the Postpalatial period and the beginning of the Iron Age, a number of fundamental changes occurred that mark the end of Minoan civilization: chief among them was a substantial shift of population to mountain refuge sites and the increasing use of iron rather than bronze for agricultural tools and weapons.
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 Aegean - All About Turkey
Turkey's Aegean shores are among the loveliest landscapes in the country.
The magnificent coastline, lapped by the clear water of the Aegean Sea, abounds in vast and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods.
Aegean region has perpendicular mountains to its shores and many valleys between them, thus permitting the sea climate reach inner parts of the region, although some of the provinces inland show also characteristics of Continental climate.
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 Aegean Sea - LoveToKnow 1911
AEGEAN SEA, a part of the Mediterranean Sea, being the archipelago between Greece on the west and Asia Minor on the east, bounded N. by European Turkey, and connected by the Dardanelles with the Sea of Marmora, and so with the Black Sea.
Various derivations are given by the ancient grammarians - one from the town of Aegae; another from Aegea, a queen of the Amazons who perished in this sea; and a third from Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who, supposing his son dead, drowned himself in it.
Many of the Aegean islands, or chains of islands, are actually prolongations of promontories of the mainland.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Aegean
Aegean Sea Part of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey, bounded by Crete to the s and connected to the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara by the Dardanelles to the ne.
The Bronze Age civilizations that arose and flourished 3000–1000 in the region bordering the Aegean Sea.
The complexity of those early civilizations was not suspected before the excavations of archaeologists in the late 19th cent.
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 AEGEAN CIVILIZATION,
3000–1200 bc) in the basin of the Aegean Sea, mainly on Crete, the Cyclades Islands, and the mainland of Greece.
The existence of a Cycladic civilization that had connections with both the mainland and Crete is indicated by artifacts found in these islands.
J.Br., JAY BREGMAN, Ph.D. Aegean art is remarkable for its naturalistic pictorial style, originated in Minoan Crete; the movement and variety of Minoan art, even in its earlier abstract phases, suggest living things.
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 Aegean Civilization - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Aegean art is remarkable for its naturalistic pictorial style, originated in Minoan Crete; the movement and variety of Minoan art, even in its earlier abstract phases, suggest living things.
From Crete, this style spread to the other Aegean islands and the Greek mainland, where it was modified by geometric tendencies.
Among the earliest examples of sculpture from the Aegean are those from the Cyclades in the form of schematic idols recalling the contours of violins.
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 Aegean civilization Summary
The Aegean world is composed of three distinctive regions, all located at the Eastern edge of the Mediterranean: the island of Crete, the mainland of Greece, and the islands between the mainland and the coast of Anatolia.
Aegean civilization is a general term for the Bronze Age civilizations of Greece and the Aegean.
1: the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries; "by 800 BC the entire Aegean had adopted this style of pottery" [syn: Aegean civilisation, Aegean culture]
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 Encyclopedia: Aegean civilization
Aegean civilization is the general term for the prehistoric civilizations in Greece and the Aegean.
However, subsequent discoveries have made it clear that Mycenae was not the chief center of Aegean civilization in its earlier stages (or perhaps at any period), and accordingly it is more usual now to use the more general geographical title.
Mycenaean Greece, the last phase of Bronze Age Greece, is the Late Helladic Bronze Age civilization of ancient Greece.
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 History of CIVILIZATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It is not known whether contact with Mesopotamia inspires the first civilization of India or whether it is a spontaneous local development, but by about 2500 BC the neolithic villages along the banks of the Indus are on the verge of combining into a unified and sophisticated culture.
The Aegean civilization stands at the start of the very lively tradition of Mediterranean culture.
Around this time the earliest American civilizations have their beginnings, with the Olmecs in central America and the Chavin in the Andes.
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 Aegean Sea Summary
The Aegean Sea is located between the coasts of Greece and Turkey and the islands of Crete and Rhodes.
It was said to have been named after the town of Aegae, or Aegea, a queen of the Amazons who died in the sea, or Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who drowned himself in the sea when he thought his son had died.
The Aegean islands can be simply divided into seven groups: the Thracian Sea group, the East Aegean group, the Northern Sporades, the Cyclades, the Saronic Islands (or Argo-Saronic Islands), the Dodecanese and Crete.
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 AEGEAN CIVILIZATION
The earliest civilization in Europe appeared on the coasts and islands of the Aegean Sea.
The evidences of culture in their massive walled cities, their fine goldwork, pottery, and vases were attributed to the influence of the Minoans, who established settlements on the mainland in about 1600 BC.
In 1952 great light was thrown on the Mycenaean civilization by the deciphering of an ancient writing on clay tablets, known as Linear Script B. Michael Ventris, a young English architect, accomplished the task on which scholars had labored for 50 years.
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 AEGEAN CIVILIZATION - Online Information article about AEGEAN CIVILIZATION
The civilization is, in many respects, of an advanced type.
The seas became insecure and intercourse with the East was interrupted.
Our earliest glimpses of the Aegean after the period of the migrations disclose the raids of the pirate and the activity of the Phoenician trader.
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 History Channel Search Results
Ancient Greek writers had related stories of an “age of heroes” before their time, but nothing definite was known about the Aegean civilization until the late 19th century, when archaeological excavations began at the sites of the legendary cities of
Shortly after 1200 bc the Aegean civilization collapsed, a fact that was attributed by some scholars to natural disasters, or, most likely, to the invasion of the
J.Br., JAY BREGMAN, Ph.D. Aegean art is remarkable for its naturalistic pictorial style, originated in Minoan Crete; the movement and variety of Minoan art, even in its earlier abstract phases, suggest living things.
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The earliest civilization in Europe appeared on the coasts and islands of the Aegean Sea.
This is the Homeric, or Heroic Age, because the culture and values of the latter part of this period are those permanently embodied in the Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Whether this was caused by civil wars or the Dorian invasion (The Dorians were said to be the descendants of Heracles - known today by his Latin name, Hercules, a hero celebrated by all Greeks.
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 Chios is an eastern Geek island in the Aegean Sea
Aegeus drowned himself in the "Aegean" sea when he thought his son was killed by the Minotaur.
The Aegean Sea is 640 km long from the main land of Greece in the north until Crete and Rhodes in the south.
The Aegean civilization is a term for the Bronze Age cultures of pre-Hellenic Greece.
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The antecedents of classical Greek civilization are to be found in two early civilizations of the Aegean Sea region.
Centers of civilization were the magnificent palaces of the Minoan kings, with workshops and centers of art and culture.
Height of their civilization came in the period 1400 - 1230 B.C.; life was centered about palace complexes of massive stone works, with kings, priests, complex array of professions and skills.
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 Aegean Civilization
The Aegean, under Mycenaean domination from about 1450 BC onward, became the scene of a uniform civilization, although local differences can be distinguished, especially in the style of pottery decoration.
Scholars have proposed several theories concerning the destruction of the palaces and the eventual disappearance of the Mycenaean civilization.
In one view, the Mycenaens were overwhelmed by the first wave of Greeks to invade from the north and settle in their lands; but this is incompatible with a belief that the language of the Linear B script is Greek.
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 Aegean civilizations --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Aegean is connected through the straits of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus with the Black Sea, while the island...
The sparkling blue Aegean Sea lies between the peninsula of Greece on the west and Turkey on the east.
Ancient civilization refers specifically to the first settled and stable communities that became the basis for later states, nations, and empires.
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 Minoan Palace
The palace of Knossos and the Minoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (in roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean.
Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
He was fed by nature a diet of honey and goat’s milk, was tended by a group of nymphs, and was guarded by an army of youths against his father, Cronis, whose reign was threatened by Zeus’ existence.
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 civilisation | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
The word civilization (or civilisation) has a variety of meanings related to human society.
Roman civil law was gathered together into a consolidated body of the “Corpus Juris Civilis” in the 6th Century for Emperor Justinian (AD 483- AD 565).
From 1388 the word “civil” appeared in English, while “civilisation” as a “law which makes a criminal process civil," appeared in 1704, closely followed in 1722 with “civilisation” - meaning the opposite of “barbarity” and coming probably from the French language.
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 Greek History
In the 12th century B.C. the Mycenaean civilization was obliterated by Internal conflict and in 1100 B.C. by the invasion of the Dorians.
The inhabitants of the cities and villages fled and settled on Aegean Islands and Cyprus and in Tarsus and Cilicia.
This is why their civilization was known as the "Greco-Ro- man civilization" The Roman Empire began to decline in the middle of the 4th century A.D. In 395 A.D. the Roman Empire was finally dismembered.
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