Minoans (Book published March 8, 2019)


Book Details

Author  Captivating History
Publisher  Independently published
Publication Date   March 8, 2019
ISBN  1799090957
Pages  92

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Minoans, then keep reading...

The Minoans continue to be an intriguing subject for modern audiences because they are like a puzzle missing half of its pieces. Individuals have a rough idea of what it might look like, but there could be surprises no one even thinks of because all traces of the image are gone. For archaeologists, historians, tourists, scholars, fans of mythology, and students of the ancient world, the Minoans are this broken puzzle.

The Minoans were an ancient civilization that built their settlements on islands in the Aegean Sea. They lived almost 5,000 years ago and left behind traces of their lives but not enough for people to create a complete picture. Ever since the early 20th century, the Minoans have been a subject of interest thanks to the discoveries and excavations by Sir Arthur Evans, a British archaeologist who found the first Minoan ruins and named them after the mythological King Minos and his Minotaur. Evans was able to gain almost sole access to the lands of the Cretan government for excavation by paying for it with funds generated by his supporters in 1900. He and his crew unearthed the massive palace complex of Knossos, one of the most famous archaeological excavation sites in history.

From the work of Evans and others, the puzzle of the Minoans has slowly gained more pieces. Through the study of material culture, modern audiences now know quite a bit about artistic techniques, favorite subjects, fashion, daily life, gender roles, and who the Minoans traded with. An observer can tell that the Minoans were a seafaring mercantile civilization, that they built magnificent urban centers, and that they had a form of proto-writing.

In Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization, you will discover topics such as

  • Where and When Did the Minoans Live?
  • Known History of the Minoans before the Mycenaeans
  • Society, Culture, and Daily Life
  • Trade and Shipbuilding on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Language and Linear A
  • The Potential Predecessors of Greek Religion
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Theories about the Collapse of Civilization
  • And much, much more!
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