The Minoan civilization was located on the island of Crete. It is believed that the island was divided into eight political units at one point. More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece

The Ancient History Encyclopedia states that the Minoans exported materials such as oil, wine and pottery, receiving valuable materials in return as trade. The goods received included ivory from Egypt and copper from Cyp... More » History Middle Ages

The Mycenaeans and Minoans were similar in that they both produced great art. They also both inhabited the island of Crete but at different times. The Mycenaens defeated the Minoans. More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece
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The most important Minoan contribution to later Greek development was likely the written Greek language. The Minoan Linear B form of writing is a primitive form of Greek. The Minoans also developed metalworking technique... More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece

The Minotaur lived in Crete, the Greek island at the center of Minoan civilization, according to mythology. Specifically, it lived in a labyrinth near the palace at Knossos. The minotaur was a monster with the head of a ... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

The first aqueducts were built in the early second millennium B.C. and are from the Minoan civilization on Crete and Mesopotamia. The earliest sophisticated, Roman-style aqueduct was constructed in the ninth century B.C.... More » History Ancient History Ancient Rome

The Minoans were the people of ancient Crete who are remembered for their art and for building up a strong civilization in Europe to precede the Greeks. They are considered to be the first European civilization. More » History Ancient History