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The Most Influential Cities of Bronze Age Greece

The Bronze Age in ancient Greece was a pivotal era that laid the foundation for the rich tapestry of Hellenic (Greek) civilization. A period marked by technological advancements, cultural achievements, and intricate social structures, the Bronze Age witnessed the...

Matriarchy May Have Prevailed in Minoan Civilization

The Minoan civilization, among the earliest and most advanced societies in the Bronze Age, excelled in art, trade, and the prominent role of women. Women in ancient Greece were markedly disadvantaged in terms of rights, often confined to domestic and...

The Mystery of the Oldest Throne in Europe at the Palace of Knossos

In the palace of Knossos, a magnificent throne room built during the 15th century BC is considered the oldest such room in Europe.

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 beyond description; now, we know that their diet was as rich and varied as their...

The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths in Greek mythology. Until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace of Knossos, the story of the half-man, half bull killed by Theseus...

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.

Inside the Magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete

The Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete. 

Heraklion: Discover the Capital of Crete

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, is an ancient city that perhaps is under-appreciated for its many attractions.

When King Charles Visited Knossos Palace on Crete

The King of the United Kingdom, Charles, whose coronation takes place today, May 6, is a staunch Philhellene and has visited Greece several times. On one of his trips with Queen Consort Camilla, as she is now known, they...

Minoan Ancient Palaces of Crete in Bid for UNESCO Approval

Greek authorities are finalizing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the Ministry of Culture in September and includes the palaces of Zakros, Knossos,...