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Minoan Civilisation

DNA Analysis Reveals Ancient Minoan Marriage Rules

A recent DNA analysis of ancient Minoan genomes show that the choice of marriage partners was determined by one's own kinship. First cousin marriages were not unusual to the Minoans of the Bronze Age. A team of scientists from the...

Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Minoan Civilization Found in Crete

Whether human sacrifices took place in ancient Minoan civilization is a topic of great debate among scholars, with some claiming there is strong archaeological evidence for the practice. Others argue there is no conclusive proof of this. Evidence pointing to...

How Greek Archaeologist Minos Kalokairinos Discovered Knossos

The Palace of Knossos on Crete was discovered by amateur Greek archaeologist Minos Kalokairinos, who, upon uncovering its treasures, strived to hide it from the then-ruling Ottoman Empire. Popular belief would have it that Sir Arthur Evans, the then-keeper of...

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...

Sacrificial Minoan Bull’s Head Unearthed on Crete

The elite society in Minoan Crete (3500 BC–1100 BC) evidently believed in complex death rituals and sacrificial ceremonies, particularly when it came to their own burials. That is what experts believe after discovering a sacrificial bull's head in a...