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 »

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 »

The Minoan government was a thalassocracy, meaning that rulership was based on control of the seas. In a thalassocracy, a nation's strength is determined by its naval power and the success of its trading endeavors. The M... More »

The Ancient History Encyclopedia states that Esther, Mordecai and Daniel lived in Susa in ancient times. According to Bible History Online, Nehemiah was in Susa when he heard news about the walls of Jerusalem. Susa is th... More »

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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 »

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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A significant difference between the Minoans and Mycenaeans lies in their societies' respective dispositions towards warfare. Whereas the Mycenaeans seem to have been rather aggressive and war-like, the Minoans, alternat... More »