Minoan Civilization Analysis

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Minoan Civilization, which was a Bronze Age civilization in Crete, emerged between 3600-3500 BCE. Minoan had been discovered by excavations which were done in 1905 by Sir Arthur Evans. The name of Minoan was given by the British archeologists. The origin of the name is coming from mythical King Minos. However, it is not known that how the residents called themselves. Knossoss which was a city in Minoan island is known as the earliest permanent settlement in the Aegean islands. Its economy was based on agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and hunting. The most gorgeous period was Neopalatial (1700 -1425 BCE). Early, Middle and Late Minaon periods which were determined according to pottery by Sir Arthur Evans were used in the classification…show more content…
The Egyptian influence when it comes to painting seems to stop there as the Minoan frescoes distinguish themselves from the products of other Mediterranean cultures in many ways. They are characterized by the small waist, the fluidity of line, and the vitality of character bestowed on every painted figure. Minoans tylistic conventions emphasized elasticity, spontaneity, and dynamic motion, while the colors and high-contrast patterns instill an elegant freshness to characters and nature scenes…show more content…
The eruption was one of the largest volcanic events on Earth in recorded history. Minoan settlement Akrotiri (modern Santorini) was devastated by this. The eruption likely caused significant economic hard ship to the Minoans. Whether the effects were enough to trigger the down fall of the civilization is intensely debated. Destruction of the Minoan Civilization Minoan civilization, which was harmed by fires and earthquakes, had collapsed after the attacks of Mycenaens. Linear B script had started to be used in 1450 BCE. In 1300 BCE, the cities and palaces of Minoan disappeared. Finally in 1100 BCE under the sovereignty of Dors, Minoans had lost their own culture. Today, I have talked about the Minoan Civilization and tried to examine their history, culture, architecture, economy and religion. We all saw how a civilization rise and decline. Minoans have a significant role enlightining the Early Aegean history. There are many unknown points about them like their language. It’s possible that we will reconsider the Aegean history in the light of some new informations about Minoans in the

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