May 14, 2013 ... Sir Arthur Evans, the first person to carry out extensive excavations in Crete, named the society after the mythological king Minos. Crete's Minoan ...


Minoan, Any member of a non-Indo-European people who flourished (c. 3000–c. 1100 bc) on the island of Crete during the Bronze Age. The sea was the basis ...


Mar 29, 2018 ... We are a non-profit organization. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Please ...


The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age Aegean civilization on the island of Crete and other ... Society and culture[edit]. The Dolphin fresco from Knossos. The Minoans were primarily a mercantile people who engaged in overseas trade.


Minoan civilization, centred on the Palace of Knossos, in ancient Crete, where the ... There was, if fact, never a people who called themselves the “Minoans”.


Aug 2, 2017 ... and was astonishingly advanced artistically and technologically. The Minoans were also the first literate people of Europe. The Mycenaean ...


May 14, 2013 ... The Minoans, as Evans named them, were refugees from Northern ... a growing sense that Minoan Crete was created by people indigenous to ...


4 days ago ... These myths were created after Minoan civilization had declined, but still reflected the respect that later Greeks had for the people of Crete.


May 15, 2013 ... Europe's first advanced civilisation had a local origin and was not ... Evans named the people who built these cities after the legendary King ...


The Minoans are credited as the first European civilization. ... forged a social hierarchy and divided the people into nobles, peasants, and perhaps slaves.