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  Minoan Civilization - ninemsn Encarta
Minoan Civilization, Bronze Age civilization, centring on the island of Crete, that flourished c.
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.
Minoan Crete seems to have possessed virtually unlimited supplies of copper, probably obtained from Attica on the Greek mainland or from Cyprus, and of tin (an essential component of bronze), from Cornwall, in south-western Britain, Bohemia, or Sinai.
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 ScienceDaily: Minoan civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Minoans were a pre-Hellenic Bronze Age civilization in Crete in the Aegean Sea, flourishing from approximately 2600 to 1450 BC when their culture was superseded by the Mycenaean culture, which drew upon the Minoans.
Minoan civilization -- The Minoans were a pre-Hellenic Bronze Age civilization in Crete in the Aegean Sea, flourishing from approximately 2600 to 1450 BC when their culture was superseded by the Mycenaean culture, which...
Civilization -- The word civilization (or civilisation) has a variety of meanings related to human society.
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 Minoan civilization - Phantis
Minoan religion has not been transmitted in its own language, and the uses literate Greeks later made of surviving Cretan mythemes, after centuries of purely oral transmission, have transformed the meager sources: consider the point-of-view of the Theseus legend.
Minoan sacred symbols include the bull and its horns of consecration, the labrys (double-headed axe), the pillar, the serpent, the sun-disk, and the tree.
In complex civilisations there are ambiguities, contradictions and anomalies and we should therefore be cautious about dogmatically denying any aspect of their world, and therefore the arguments for the role of warfare or peace in Minoan society should not be seen as mutually contradictory.
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 Minoan civilization
The Minoans raised cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, wheat, barley, vetch, chickpeas, figs, olives, and grapes.
Minoan temples were generally L-shaped and housed priestesses, families, storerooms[?], and craftsmen[?].
Minoan art suggests that the Minoans may have worshipped a Mother Goddess who was the Goddess of Fertility, Animals, Cities, Households, Harvests, and the Underworld.
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 Minoan civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minoan sacred symbols include the bull and its horns of consecration, the labrys (double-headed axe), the pillar, the serpent, the sun-disk, and the tree.
The Minoans raised cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and grew wheat, barley, vetch, chickpeas, cultivated grapes, figs, olives, and grew poppies, for poppyseed and perhaps opium.
The Minoans domesticated bees, and adopted pomegranates and quinces from the Near East, though not lemons and oranges as is often imagined.
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 Minoan Civilization
The Minoans were a pre-Hellenic Bronze Age civilization in Crete in the Aegean Sea, prior to Helladic or Mycenaean culture.
Since the Minoan eruption is one of the largest on record, archaeologists and geologists have been arguing over why there is such a big gap between the radiocarbon date of the eruption (1628 BC by bristlecone pines and 1645 BC by the Greenland ice sheets) and the date of the fall of the Minoans (c.
Minoan art suggests that the Minoans may have worshipped a Mother Goddess of fertility, a Mistress of the Animals, a protectress of cities, the household, the harvest, and the underworld.
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 Minoan Palace
Important to the status and power of the Minoan state were the palace's trade routes, via the extensive stream systems of Crete, the intricate roads, and most importantly the naval strength of the Minoan civilization itself.
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 Mycenaean civilization upon Crete.
The government of the Minoan was theocratic, and the religion of Minoan was matriarchal and centered around the worship of several goddess and high priestesses.
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 CWIS - The Fourth World Journal - Consciousness-Related Issues in Minoan Archaeology
The Minoan civilization was so named by Sir Arthur Evans when he first excavated the site of Knossos near Heraklion in the opening years of the 1900s: uncovering its dazzling remains, he declared that he had found the Palace of King Minos.
Minoan sites are characterized by the lack of walled fortifications, and the lack of highly differentiated tomb furnishings, suggesting an absence of recurrent warfare and absence of significant concentrations of wealth in the hands of a few.
The question of whether the Bronze Age Minoans were essentially evolved from the Neolithic holders of the island or the result of considerable immigration in the fourth Millennium BCE is still well debated: Evans (1994) 19; Hood (1990a) 151 ff and (1990b) 367 ff; Broodbank (1992) 68.
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 Aegean Civilization
The earliest civilization in Europe appeared on the coasts and islands of the Aegean Sea.
The earliest is known as Minoan, because its center at Knossos (also spelled Cnossus) on the island of Crete was the legendary home of King Minos, who was (according to mythology) the son of the god Zeus and Europa, a Phoenician princess.
The Minoans worshiped a mother goddess, whose symbol was the double-bladed ax, called a labrys.
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 b. The Minoan Civilization. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
MIDDLE MINOAN I and II: The Rise of Crete.
The king was evidently the chief figure in religious worship, and the palace, a seat of religious cults.
The Minoan palaces were almost all destroyed toward the end of the period, but whether the destruction occurred through war or natural causes (such as an earthquake) is unknown.
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 AllRefer.com - Minoan civilization (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia
Minoan civilization[minO´un] Pronunciation Key, ancient Cretan culture representing a stage in the development of the Aegean civilization.
B.C. Early Minoan saw the slow rise of the culture from a neolithic state with the importation of metals, the tentative use of bronze, and the appearance of a hieroglyphic writing.
In the Middle Minoan period the great palaces appeared at Knossos and Phaestus; a pictographic script (known as Linear A) was used; ceramics, ivory carving, and metalworking reached their peak; and Minoan maritime power extended across the Mediterranean.
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 Minoan Archaeology
Minoans included a large central court as the focal point of their palaces (such as Room 15), and the king's throne room (Room 11) was located next to the open pavilion.
The Minoan civilization was rich in culture, displayed through both their arts and emphasis on religion.
The Minoans probably used artwork as a method of expressing their cultural pride, and also as a way to enrich themselves through trade.
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 History of Minoan Crete
The theory argues that the earthquakes destroyed the palaces, tsunamis obliterated the fleet and peers of the Minoans, and the volcanic ash of Thera covered the whole island destroying crops and suffocating animals.
Another factor that might have contributed to the end of Minoan civilization is the invasion and occupation of Crete by the Mycenaeans.
The questions regarding the destruction of the Minoan civilization linger precariously as the historical records do not provide a definitive answer, and it is these persistent questions which have shrouded prehistoric Crete with an aura of seductive enchantment.
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 chronology of boys' clothing : ancient civilizations -- Minoans
The Minoan civilization is one of the earliest important civilizations not founded on a river valley.
The Minoan civilization reached the height of its grandeur in the 18th-16th centuries BC.
Minoan boys until puberty probably did not wear a lot of clothes as it was a warm climate.
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 Minoan Culture, a Discussion by Frederick John Kluth of Kent, Ohio
There are similarities between the priestesses of the Minoans and the Amazons that suggest the Minoans were identified with their priestesses in the same way that a sports team is identified with their mascot.
We know what the Minoan words sound like because the mycenaeans preserved the phoenetics of the language when they adopted the alphabet for their own which was a early form of Greek.
In the Minoan culture it was the priestesses that held sway.
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 Tsunamis Generated by the Paroxysmal Eruptions, Explosions, Caldera Collapses and Slope Failures of the Krakatau ...
The theory furthermore is extended to say that the advanced civilization described by Plato as thriving on Atlantis, was Minoan in origin and that Santorin was one of the many and beautiful Minoan metropoles that were destroyed by the volcanic eruption and the tsunamis.
Minoan Crete for two centuries was weakened by the numerous earthquakes that destroyed its cities.
The fact that the Minoan civilization was practically destroyed by the explosion of the Santorin volcano, the precipitating ash, and the tsunamis has also been verified by other evidence.
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The Minoan civilization, as it was named, is credited as the first civilization of Europe, it began around 2000 BCE and it lasted for about two millennia before it was replaced on the island by Mycenaean civilization circa 1375, and then by Classical and Hellenistic Greeks, which in turn were replaced by the Romans.
Another factor that might have contributed to the end of Minoan civilization is the invasion and occupation of Crete by the Mycenaeans.
The questions regarding the destruction of the Minoan civilization linger precariously as the historical records do not provide a definitive answer, and it is these persistent questions which have shrouded prehistoric Crete with an aura of seductive enchantment.
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 The Costume in Minoan Times
The Minoan civilization was at its height between 1750 and 1580 B.C. (middle period).
Minoan women had an unprecedented love of color and display in their fabrics.
The Minoans and Myceneans greatly developed the art of jewellery-making; among their finest pieces are seals made of gold.
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 Minoan Pottery - Art History - KinderArt
From the years 2600 BC to 1500 BC, the island of Crete was the center of a wondrous civilization.
"Minoan" (after the legendary King Minos) was the name given by Sir Arthur Evans (an excavator early this century of the island of Crete) to the specifically Cretan culture that would otherwise be classified as Copper and Bronze Age.
The Minoans were one such society whose knowledge of simple pottery blossomed into magnificent art forms.
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 Minoan Culture,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Minoan Culture, Bronze Age culture that developed on the island of Crete prior to the coming of the Greeks.
Little was known about Minoan culture before the discovery (1900) of a great palace at Knossos by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who named the culture it represented Minoan, in association with Minos the legendary king.
The destruction of Knossos and the collapse of Minoan culture coincided with the beginning of the most flourishing period of Mycenaean civilization in Greece; this coincidence suggests that the warlike Mycenaeans attacked and destroyed the Minoan civilization.
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 Minoan Civilization - Dilos Holiday World
Very little was known about Minoan Crete before the great excavations of Greek and foreign archaeologists that began about 1900, and the discovery of the palaces of Knossos and Phaestos, with their astonishing architecture and wonderful finds.
The earlier Minoan language was still spoken alongside it by the Eteocretans ("the true Cretans"); this fact is attested by Eteocretan inscriptions discovered in East Crete, dating from the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
The Minoan pantheon always has the mother goddess as its main element, and the use of sacred symbols (the sacred horns and the double axe) becomes general.
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 Early People of Greece
Minoan civilization gets its name from Minos, a legendary king of Crete who was said by later Greeks to have dominated the Aegean Sea with a great navy
The Minoans use the good land they had to grow wheat, grapes, and olives, and also kept flocks of sheep – they made wool into fine cloth which was traded to Egypt.
The Minoans were skillful sailors and traders, bringing their goods all around the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Education World® - *History : Classical / Ancient : Minoa / Mycenae / Crete
Early Minoan Period the Settlements Studies the internal and external relations of the settlements of early Minoan I, II and III.
Minoan Architecture The Palaces Furnishes a study of the common features, origins of form and aesthetic planning of the Minoan palaces of the Neopalatial period.
Minoan Civilization Discusses the culture of Bronze Age Crete and presents images of architecture and pottery of the period.
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 General outline for paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The focus of this paper is to examine a civilization in hopes to give the reader a more in depth view of the characteristics of these ancient peoples as well as to present some scenes that the reader may not necessarily be exposed to through photography.
The earlier Minoan women were dressed in long robe-like dresses that were tied at the waist by girdles that were wrapped two full times around beginning in the front and ending in a knot.
Evans believes that it was "the underworld form of the Great Minoan Goddess." (Marinatos 148) However, she could have also been the guardian of the household or palace as the snake carries a protector effect in the European beliefs.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Minoan Civilisation of Crete
However, the Minoans were at the height of their power, so this destruction does not seem to have deterred them.
The Minoans seem to have worshipped a Mother Goddess, as was common with many religions of the time.
It appears that they adapted the Linear A alphabet to allow them to write down their own language, and that the language spoken in Crete at least by the rulers and their officials after 1450 BC was Greek, lending further credence to the theory that the island was conquered by the Mycenaeans.
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