Posts Tagged ‘minoan’

The Minoan Civilization of Crete: A Great Aegean Culture

The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that was based on the island of Crete, in the Aegean Sea. This civilization flourished from around 3000 BC to around 1100 BC. The Minoan civilization is considered to be the first high culture in the Aegean, and various achievements were reached by its people. This is […]

Minoan Religious Sanctuary and Idols Found in Palace Complex, Crete

A Minoan religious sanctuary and many “ idols” have recently been discovered in a Minoan palace complex in Greece. The Minoan civilization of Crete is regarded as the first European civilization. The recent excavations at a unique mountain-top palace complex on Crete has unearthed numerous important discoveries, including a new complex that may have been […]

Loves Of The Lady Of The Labyrinth: Ariadne Powerful Minoan Goddess

In the Myth of the Minotaur , if not for the ministrations of the humble Princess Ariadne, Theseus—the Greek hero—would not have had a prayer. Although often portrayed as a mere maiden, truth be told, providing back-up for a leading man was the very least of her qualities. Springing from the heavens, Ariadne’s origins beckon […]

The Enduring Mystery Of The Minoan Linear A Script Partially Solved!

In a major breakthrough, European researchers have used new methods to decipher the ancient Linear A script of Minoan civilization. The team’s research focused on Linear A fractional mathematical signs and symbols to help decipher the language. The Linear A script was mainly used for palace and religious writings by the Minoans. The problem is […]

Minoan and Mycenaean DNA Show Nordic and Western European Origins

For the first time in history, geneticists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have obtained and analyzed the genomes of the founders of two of Europe’s earliest civilizations. These ancient cultures known as the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, existed during the Bronze Age, some 3,000 years ago. In an article posted in Science Daily on […]

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