Crete is an island in the eastern Mediterranean which during the Bronze Age produced the influential Minoan civilization...
Gortyn is located on the Mesara plain of central Crete and was an important settlement throughout antiquity from the Minoan...
Knossos (pronounced Kuh-nuh-SOS) is the ancient Minoan palace and surrounding city on the island of Crete, sung of...
Linear A Script
The Linear A script was the writing system used by the Minoan civilization. Examples of this script have been recovered...
Located near a fertile plain in northern Crete and with its own harbour, Malia was one of the major settlements and palaces...
Map of Minoan Crete
A map of Minoan Crete.
Mesara Plain, Crete
A view from Phaistos over the Mesara plain in Crete.
The unique contribution of the Minoan civilization to European architecture is possibly most evident in the great palace structures...
The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete from ca. 2000 BCE until...
Frescoes are the source of some of the most striking imagery handed down to us from the Minoan civilization of Bronze...