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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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The Parthenon is located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis is home to several buildings and temples which have survived since the days of ancient Greece. More »

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At its largest extent, the Byzantine Empire included North Africa, the southern Iberian Peninsula, the Italian Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia, Egypt and the Levant. The Empire's center was the city of Constant... More »

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