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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 Religion

The attempt to reconstruct religious practices and ideas from buildings and pictures is fraught with danger, but some deductions can be safely drawn. Minoan sites normally do not possess separate buildings identifiable as temples, though a curious exception to this rule has been discovered at the Minoan “colony” on Keos. Special rooms and areas of palaces…