Minoans: 6 Interesting Facts About the Ancient Civilization of Crete

Minoan Knossos Palace Depiction

Language and Writing

To this day, the writings of the Minoans haven’t been fully translated. Their primary writing system is known as Linear A (later replaced by Linear B) and the symbols were written on clay tablets. The script is largely similar to the Ancient Greek writings. It is said to be the “daughter language” of the Cretan hieroglyphics which predate Linear A by almost a century. The language of the Minoans is currently known as Eteocretan.

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