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Date Created: 10/11/16
Minoan Civilization o Sir Arthur Evans Discovered palace at Knossos Named it after king Minos o Crete in Greek Mythology Labyrinth was in Crete Palace was very labyrinthine in nature Gave rise to the minotaur story o Minoan settlements Knossos Center of Cretan culture o Early Minoan Crete Myrtos Palace with designated rooms Wall-less palaces which were unique to Crete Protopalace (prototype of later palaces) They started to send out colonies For trading and finding new stuf Kythera Wiped out the people who were already there Ashlar masonry - built better and stronger palaces o New palace period (late Minoan) Storage facilities inside the palaces themselves Palaces linked to religion New building techniques Pillar and door partitions No defensive walls Lots of wall paintings Dolphin fresco Restored on the wall but it is now believed to have belonged on the floor in the chamber room above Hierarchical social structure o Late palace period Development of linear A (has yet to be deciphered) A syllabic language Found almost everywhere A very religious people Hittite palaces had defensive walls and huge temples unlike the Minoans Caves were believed to be places for religious worship They were a fairly peaceful people Probably had contact with the Hittite and Egyptians o Origin Nobody knows where they came from Egyptian? Hittite? Did the thallassocracy exist? Nobody knows
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