Visual Timeline: Crete

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3200 BCE - 1100 BCE: The Cycladic Civilization in Greece.
 
 
3000 BCE: Stone tombs on Crete.
 
2700 BCE: Olive trees are grown and harvested in Crete. Olive oil is exported.
 
 
2700 BCE - 1500 BCE: The Minoan Civilization flourishes on Crete, Greece. King Minos establishes the first navy in the region.
 
2000 BCE: Minoan hieroglyphic script is invented.
 
 
2000 BCE - 1450 BCE: Minoan civilization in Crete and the Aegean.
 
1850 BCE - 1550 BCE: Phaistos disk manufactured on Crete .
 
1700 BCE: Second Palace of Knossos on Crete.
 
 
1700 BCE - 1400 BCE: The culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete.
 
 
1450 BCE: Mycenaen influence extended to Knossos, Crete.
 
 
688 BCE: Rhodes and Cretans found Gela in Sicily.
 
580 BCE: Agrigento in Sicily is founded by colonists from Gela, Crete and Rhodes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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