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Department
Classical Civilization
Course
CLCV 1002
Professor
Roger Blockley
Semester
Fall

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9182012 74800 AM Minoans and MycenaeanCreteIsland thNothing was known about Crete until the 20 century The name Crete pops up in myth like Minos and the Minotaur A British Archeologist Knossos thought to dig in Crete and found a very advanced civilization which had palaces which where the idea of labyrinth they found very intriquete pots and advanced writing like hieroglyphic and linear writing21501550 Crete appears to be a very powerful and wealthy civilization It was a society that worships the deities of the underworld earth deities Chthonic They were great sailor as merchant and traders Their settlement and palaces were unfortified which brought the idea that their naval forces were enough to protect them
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