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Minoan Civilization Origins

The earliest towns appear to have developed in the middle of the 3d millennium B.C. without any influx of foreign immigrants. They were small communities but already practicing such arts as the weaving and dyeing of cloth. Some of the pottery shows an elegance of line, even if its painting is not distinguished. The first…

Minoan Civilization Daily Life

In the heat of an Aegean summer little clothing was needed, and people are generally portrayed as lightly clad. Men wore a kind of kilt or loincloth, often with a prominent codpiece. Complete nudity was rare in minoan civilization, though it can be seen in frescoes of young fishermen from Thera. Women of fashion wore a…