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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...

The Ring of Legendary King Minos: A Tale of Intrigue and Deception

The story of the ring known as the "Ring of King Minos" sounds like a tale made in Hollywood, a mix of ancient Greek history, mythology and a plot involving a poor boy, a cunning priest, an English archaeologist...

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...

Haute Couture from Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations at Hellenic Museum

Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Spectacular Costumes of Ariadne & Helen of Troy at the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne, will bring to life the magnificent costumes worn by Minoans and Mycenaeans of Bronze Age Greece ca. 2000 to 1200...

Archaeologists Discover 'Masterpiece' Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered. The "Pylos Combat Agate," as the seal has come to be known since it was...

The Ancient City of Aptera, Crete, to be Revealed at Special Event in Athens

The ancient city of Aptera, one of the most important cities of Ancient Crete will be presented in an event that will be held on Wednesday 24 May in the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The event "Aptera,...

Experience Knossos Like Never Before With a 3D Tour of the Minoan Palace! (Video)

Every year people visiting Crete stop by the ruins of the ancient city of Knossos to experience what remains from the capital of Minoan Civilization. Now, you can experience Knossos as it once was in its glory days, thanks...

Knossos, the Capital of Minoan Civilization Still Has More Treasures to Reveal

The newest discoveries on Crete at the site of the ancient city of Knossos suggest that the capital of the Minoan Civilization was much more influential and larger than previously thought. Archeologists already knew that Knossos was Europe's oldest city and...