Minoan civilization
The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately 2700 to 1450 BC. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th cen...
ΣΠΗΛΑΙΟ ΕΙΛΕΙΘΥΙΑΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ - EILEITHYIA CAVE CRETE
Ἡ Ειλειθυία ἤ Ἐλευθώ εἶναι ἡ Θεά πού εφορεύει στόν τοκετό κατά τον Όμηρο και Ἠσίοδο. Βοηθάει στήν ἀπελευθέρωση τῆς ἐγκύου καί εἶναι προστάτης τῶν ἐπιτόκων. Εἶναι κόρη τοῦ Δία καί τῆς Ἥρας και ἀδελφή τ...
Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed by Science
By Sayer Ji, www.greenmedinfo.comClearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived.  If its striking beauty does not immediately cas
Minoan Civilization Originated in Europe, Not Egypt
Ancient DNA suggests that the ancient Cretans descended from Neolithic populations that migrated to Europe from the Middle East and Turkey. Archaeological excavations suggest that early farmers were l...
Knossos - Slide show
A video segment, sans narration, so you can hear the underscore. This is the famous palace on the island of Crete - home to the Minoans. Good king Minos live...
Knossos
A video segment, sans narration, so you can hear the underscore. This is the famous palace on the island of Crete - home to the Minoans. Good king Minos live...
Phaistos
The 4000 year old ruins of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos are scattered over a wide area of a picturesque hillside on the island of Crete. The first archaeolo...
Phaistos - Documentary
The 4000 year old ruins of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos are scattered over a wide area of a picturesque hillside on the island of Crete. The first archaeolo...
Minoan chronology
Sir Arthur Evans developed a relative dating scheme of Minoan chronology based on the excavations initiated and managed by him at the site of the ancient city of Knossos. He called the civilization th...
Knossos
Knossos or Cnossos (/ˈnɒsɒs/; also Knossus or Cnossus /ˈnɒsəs/; Greek: Κνωσός, [knoˈsos]), is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city.The name Kn...
Phaistos
Phaistos (Greek: Φαιστός, [Fe'stos]; Ancient Greek: Φαιστός, [ Pʰai̮stós]), also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Latin Phaestus, currently refers to a Bronze Age archaeological site at mod...
Malia
Malia could refer to:
Kato Zakros
Zakros (Greek: Ζάκρος) is a site on the eastern coast of the island of Crete, Greece, containing ruins from the Minoan civilization. The site is often known to archaeologists as Zakro or Kato Zakr...
Minoan pottery
Minoan pottery is more than Minoan civilization. Its restless sequence of quickly maturing artistic styles reveal something of Minoan patrons' pleasure in novelty while they assist archaeologists in ...
Minoan Bull-leaper
The Minoan bull leaper is a bronze group of a bull and leaper in the British Museum. It is the only known largely complete three-dimensional sculpture depicting Minoan bull-leaping. Although bull leap...
Phaistos Disc
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bron...
Peak sanctuaries
Minoan Peak sanctuaries are widespread throughout the island of Crete (Greece). Most scholars agree that peak sanctuaries were used for religious rites. In all peak sanctuaries, human and animal cla...
Sacred caves
Sacred caves and peak sanctuaries are characteristic holy places of ancient Minoan Crete. Most scholars agree that sacred caves were used by the Minoans for religious rites. While all peak sanctuaries...
Minoan eruption
The Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption or Santorini eruption, was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6 or 7 and a dense-roc...
Minoan art
The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately 2000 to 1450 BC. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th cen...
Eteocretan language
Eteocretan /ˌiːtɪoʊˈkriːtən, ˌɛt-/ (lit. "true Cretan", from Greek ἐτεός, meaning "true" + Cretan) is the non-Greek language of a few alphabetic inscriptions of ancient Crete.In eastern Crete...
Minoan religion
Minoan Religion was a religion of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization. A type of polytheism in a larger group of religions of the Ancient Near East, and a prehistoric religion, an interpretation of pos...
Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed by Science
By Sayer Ji, www.greenmedinfo.comClearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived.  If its striking beauty does not immediately cas
Horns of Consecration
"Horns of Consecration" is an expression coined by Sir Arthur Evans to describe the symbol, ubiquitous in Minoan civilization, that represents the horns of the sacred bull: Sir Arthur Evans concluded,...
Lasithi
Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra, Sitia and Neapoli. ...
Hagia Triada
Hagia Triada (also Ayia Triada, Agia Triada, Agia Trias, [ˈaʝa triˈaða] — Holy Trinity) is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement. Hagia Triada is situated on the western end of a pro...