Minoans: 6 Interesting Facts About the Ancient Civilization of Crete

Minoan Crete Map.

Minoan Crete Map. Source: Wikimedia

To this day, not much is known about the Ancient Civilization of Crete, and even fewer people know that it even existed. This article aims to provide you with an introduction into the Minoan Civilization of Crete and some interesting facts about its history and its people.


View Article On One Page

The First European Civilization

Indeed, the Minoans pre-date the Greeks and the Romans. The Crete-based bronze-age civilization originated circa 2,500 BC and flourished until approximately 1,450 BC. The civilization, first discovered by archeologist Sir Arthur Evans over 100 years ago, is best known for the myth of the Minotaur of Knossos, which we shall explore in the meantime.

Homer has described the island of Crete as “an island abundant of people where in ninety great cities different languages were heard”.

Related Posts

5 Things That Made Cats Regarded as Royalty in Ancient Egypt Just like any other ancient civilization, Egypt also had its favorite animals. It was cats who were domesticated in ancient Egypt.  The Egyptians worshiped many animal species, but cats were...
Top 10 Most Bizarre Beliefs in Greek Mythology Greek religion spread across vast lands and seas due to the influence of the Greek civilization. With their civilization came their dominion, both cultural and economical. Consequently, Gree...
7 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Persian Empire The Persian Empire, also known as The Achaemenid Empire, lasted from 550 until circa 330 BC when Alexander the Great defeated it. This ancient civilization was a very well-developed and fasc...

What do you think?


Pin It on Pinterest