Visual Timeline: Minoan Civilization

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3000 BCE: Stone tombs on Crete.
 
2000 BCE: Minoan hieroglyphic script is invented.
 
 
2000 BCE - 1450 BCE: Minoan civilization in Crete and the Aegean.
 
2000 BCE - 1400 BCE: Phaistos' greatest cultural height.
 
 
2000 BCE - 1700 BCE: First Minoan palace at Phaistos.
 
 
2000 BCE: Pottery wheel introduced to Minoan civilization on Crete.
 
 
1900 BCE - 1675 BCE: First Minoan palace at Malia.
 
 
1900 BCE: First Minoan palace at Knossos.
 
1700 BCE: Minoan Linear A script.
 
1700 BCE: Second Palace of Knossos on Crete.
 
 
1700 BCE - 1400 BCE: The culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete.
 
 
1675 BCE - 1450 BCE: Second Minoan palace at Malia.
 
 
1650 BCE - 1550 BCE: Knossos survives Thera eruption.
 
1600 BCE: Phaistos disk manufactured.
 
 
1600 BCE: Rhodes has significant contact with Minoan Crete.
 
 
1500 BCE - 1450 BCE: The 'Harvester Vase' of Minoan origin depicts a sistrum player.
 
 
1450 BCE: Destruction of Minoan palace at Zakros.
 
 
1450 BCE: Earthquake and fire ends the Minoan period at Malia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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