In the prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean, in 2000 BC, a major experiment led to the emergence of a rich and sophisticated civilization on the island of Crete.
Minoan Crete, the source of legends which lasted for thousands of years, never truly vanished, even giving the name Europe to the continent. Its rediscovery in the 20th century prompted the rewriting of the history books. Cretans regard the Minoan civilization as the grand first act of their long and distinguished history. ...More
Amongst the many awe-inspiring archaeological sites and ancient palaces, the Minoan palace of Knossos has its own special place. The ruins of the large Palace complex were first located and excavated in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos, a Cretan merchant who was also a distinguished antiquarian. ...More
The wild and lovely island of Crete, set in the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea, has been the birthplace of countless legends retold over many centuries: King Minos ...More
Minos, the mythical king of Knossos on Crete ...More
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