Definition: Island that
spawned the Minoan civilization, the first great
civilization in the Aegean world. One of the more famous
Minoan kings was Minos, whose palace at Knossos was a wonder
of architecture. As the ancient Greeks became more powerful,
they absorbed the Minoan civilization into their own.
in Ancient Times
Learn more about the island in particular, its history, its
culture, its industry, and its myths.
Learn more about the area as a whole.
of Ancient Greece
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on the Web:
Ancient Cities of Crete
Read all about the population centers of this ancient
This history spends a lot of time on ancient Crete.
Palace of King Minos
See drawings of the famous palace and read about its
building and the civilization that built it.
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