In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The discovery early in the twentieth century of the Minoan civilization at Knossos in Crete revealed the sudden demise of an early Greek settlement of a highly civilized people.
- Cypriots were influenced by traders from the Minoan civilization, who developed a script for Cypriot commerce.
- Borgna grapples with issues of social structure and organization in detail in her comparative study of Minoan and Mycenaean traditions of feasting.
- Divided into two periods by a devastating earthquake that occurred c. 1700 BC, the Minoan civilization was noted particularly for its Linear A script and distinctive palatial art and architecture.
- While Mycenaean frescoes were derived from representations and conventions of Minoan and Cycladic painting, the Mycenaeans adapted these for their own purposes.
- In the same year he proposed the idea that the collapse of Minoan civilization in the Aegean was caused by the eruption of Thera in c. 1500 bc.
- Olive oil, too, has ancient origins; Egyptian and Greek texts mention olive oil and its uses, and the Palace of Knossos from Minoan times contained a chamber called the Room of the Olive Press.
- It would be sacrilege not to visit the famous Minoan palace at Knossos, which is within an easy drive of Fodele.
- The large cresting form is structured in vertically rising bands that resemble segments of stained glass, topped by largo horizontal squiggles reminiscent of Minoan ornamentation.
- In the Minoan world the same ideological strategy, aimed at strengthening solidarity and reducing members to anonymous, faceless participants, underlined the huge distance of the community from the center of power.
- I found another theory that held that the plundering and subsequent destruction of the palaces, such as Knossos, was the cause for the retreat of Minoan culture.
- The island's Minoan population, they noted, was likely wiped out by a massive volcanic eruption circa 1450 B.C., a cataclysm that may have inspired Plato's tales of Atlantis being wiped out by floods.
- This picture of Minoan and Cycladic feasts does not permit us to determine their purpose, whether for creating alliances and fostering cooperation, for economic gain, or for sumptuary display.
- Researchers partially unearthed the ruins of a Minoan city and 30,000 persons engulfed by volcanic ash about 1500 B.C.
- The Minoan civilization on the island of Crete was named after the legendary King Minos.
- By c. 1450 bc episodes of destruction in the Minoan palaces and the rise to prominence of the Mycenaeans in the Aegean seem to have resulted in Crete being drawn into the Mycenaean sphere of influence.
- All of these ideas were dismissed, with emphasis on removing the Minoan civilization on Theta as the likely origin of the Atlantis myth.
- After mooching around the Minoan ruins at Knossos, we hitchhiked to the wildly beautiful lands in the west of the island.
- Nearby on the volcanic island of Thera, or Santorini, archaeologists dug up Minoan buildings, artifacts and a whole city, Akrotiri, buried under volcanic ash like Pompeii.
- Greek mythology as we have it developed during the Greek Dark Ages, between the fall of the Minoan civilisation and the rise of classical Hellenism.
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