Minoan civilisation


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the bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BC

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The Minoan civilisation left behind a host of grand tombs, extraordinary ceramics and objects and these can be seen here.
Tyrian purple - the original hue - is believed to have been discovered as long ago as 4,000 years, during the Minoan civilisation.
Other must-sees on the island include the ruined palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan civilisation.
Birthplace of the Minoan Civilisation, a witness to all the greatness of the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians and Ottomans.
Then next week the topic is the Minoan civilisation, an advanced people who brought us sanitation and flushing toilets 3,700 years ago.
Back in 1620BC, a volcanic eruption on the Mediterranean island of Thera (modern day Santorini) produced a tidal wave which flooded Crete and brought down the Minoan civilisation.
Contemplation of the results provides a salutary reminder that even the mature Mycenaean culture of the palace period fell short of the standards set at the height of the Minoan civilisation, whose major sites are organised towns, whose palaces are vastly more complex, and whose houses can be classified into categories that share common features and types of room.
The natural wonder of Santorini, formed by the remnants of a vast volcanic eruption that wiped out the Minoan civilisation on Crete, was the next stop.
This is our first evidence that there may have been colonies of Greek-speaking immigrants on Crete outside Cnossos before the Minoan civilisation crashed.
Some historians believe that the tale was inspired by catastrophic events which may have destroyed the Minoan civilisation on Crete and Thera.
WHERE in the Mediterranean did the Minoan civilisation flourish?