CLA160H1 Chapter : Week2 Reading Notes.docx

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Two distinct civilization arose in the bronze age: minoan (king minos of knossos, mycenaean (king agamemnon of mycenae) One of the best-preserved and most impressive bronze age sites. The bronze age was an age of heroic kings and warriors who were taller, stronger, better-looking, and wealthier than the men of their own times: stories of bronze age heroes formed the content of greek mythology. Who discovered it: sir arthur evans (british archaeologist) in 1899. The minoans remain mysterious due to its unreadable writing system: writing seems not important in minoan and mycenaean civilization compare to ancient egypt or. Timeline: 7000 b. c the minoans arrived on crete, 3500 b. c the population of the island increased dramatically, 2000 b. c the minoans began to build complex strictures called palaces . Population of twelve thousand: 1700 b. c all early palaces were destroyed (by earthquake perhaps)

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