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Minoan Civilization

Decoding Linear A, the Writing System of the Ancient Minoans

Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has never been fully decrypted. Used in governmental and religious writings of the Minoan Civilization, the script has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries. Now,...

International Team to Explore Santorini’s Volcano Secrets

A total of thirty scientists from all around the world are heading to Santorini aboard a ship that will probe the depths of the sea and take core samples of the sea bed in an effort to understand more...

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 can see that their diet was as rich and varied as...

Farmer Discovers Rare Tombstone from Late Minoan III Period on Crete (Photos)

A farmer in Kentri Ierapetra on Crete attempted to park his vehicle in the shade of an olive tree and by pure chance, the over-irrigated dirt under his vehicle revealed a carved tombstone of the Late Minoan III period. "It...