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Ancient Eleutherna on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization

Ancient Eleutherna, located on the northwest foot of Mount Ida on Crete, has been revealing archaeological treasures from the dawn of Greek civilization. At 380...

The Mysterious Minoan ‘Snake Goddess’ of Crete

Since the discovery of the so-called Minoan ‘Snake Goddesses,’ it has been debated whether British archaeologist Arthur Evans' ideas and overstatements about Minoan culture...

What Was the Minoan Calendar Like?

The Minoans were a powerful but mysterious naval civilization in the Bronze Age Mediterranean. One of the things that makes them so mysterious is...

DNA Analysis Reveals Minoan and Mycenaean Genetic Origins

  For the first time, scientists have recently obtained genetic material and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to...

The 3,400-Year-Old Minoan Tomb Discovered on Crete

An intact chamber tomb dating from the late Minoan period discovered in Crete in 2018, provides valuable insights into Minoan culture and society. It is...

Bronze Age Minoan Ingots Are Evidence of Ancient Trade Links

Bronze Age Minoan ingots with unique markings that were recently discovered off the Israeli coast show vast trading links between Cyprus and Sardinia, archaeologists...

Majestic Minoan Palace Uncovered at Archanes, Crete

Greek archaeologists uncovered the ruins of a Minoan palace at Archanes, on the island of Crete, which they believe served as a summer residence...

Minoans’ Sophisticated Diet Included Imported Spices From Asia

The Minoans were a remarkable people with a civilization far advanced for its time in many ways with artwork and palaces replete with riches...

Decoding Linear A, the Ancient Minoan Writing System

Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries....

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking Research

The ancient Minoan language known as "Linear A," long untranslated, may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet.