Minoans

The term “Minoans” was coined in the modern era to denote the Bronze Age inhabitants of Crete (ca. 3100-1000 BC). We don’t know how these people(s) referred to themselves, or even if they conceived of themselves as ethnically different from, say, the people from the mainland. It is nothing more than an archaeological label.

Cretans of the Bronze Age are most famous for their large court complexes, conventionally referred to as “palaces”. The largest of these court complexes have been unearthed at Knossos (the second most popular archaeological site in Greece), Phaistos, Malia, and Zakros.

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Africans in Bronze Age Crete?
Africans in Bronze Age Crete?
The “Captain of the Blacks” fresco from Knossos

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Studies in Bronze Age Aegean Archaeology
Studies in Bronze Age Aegean Archaeology
A book celebrating the career of John G. Younger

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The day an island was shattered
The day an island was shattered
The eruption of Thera

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The cemetery at Armenoi
The cemetery at Armenoi
A Late-Minoan archaeological site

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From blue boy to blue monkey
From blue boy to blue monkey
Reconstructing a fresco from Knossos

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A Minoan harbour town
A Minoan harbour town
The ancient site of Kommos in Crete

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An ancient, sacred place
An ancient, sacred place
The Melidoni Cave near Rethymno, Crete

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Dancing figures from Ayia Irini
Dancing figures from Ayia Irini
Clay sculptures of the Bronze Age

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The birthplace of Zeus?
The birthplace of Zeus?
The Psychro Cave in Crete

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Ariadne’s Threads
Ariadne’s Threads
A book on Aegean clothing by Berenice R. Jones

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Wandering through ancient streets
Wandering through ancient streets
The Minoan town of Gournia

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Blades from Malia
Blades from Malia
Status symbols of the Minoan elite?

Josho Brouwers

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