New DNA Analysis Reveals Ancient Minoan Marriage Rules
New 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 Max...
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...
The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
Greek mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. 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...