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Who were the earliest Greeks?

The Minoans were the earliest Greeks. They are arguably Europe's first great civilization.

Which Greek island did the Minoans live in?

The Minoans lived in the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea

Minoans flourished on the island of crete from _____ B.C to _____ B.C

From 2000 B.C to 1400 B.C

Minoans existed during the _____ Age of Greece

During the bronze age of Greece

Who coined the term "Minoans"?

The term Minoans was coined by Sir Arthur Evans a British archaeologist

Sir Arthur named the minoans after a mythological figure called _____

King Minos

King Minos was the son of ______

He was the son of Zeus and Europa

In Greek mythology king Minos constructed a labyrinth in _____

Knossos

The Minoas traded a lot of goods overseas, what are some things that they traded?

Some of the items they traded include tin, which if combined with copper makes bronze

what are some uses of bronze?

Bronze was used to make weapons

who did the minoans trade with?

They traded with surrounding areas like Cyprus, Syria, Egypt and Mesopotamia

When was the decline of the minoan civilization?

Minoan civilization declined around the 11th century after the Trojan War

The peak of Minoan civilization, from 3650 to 3420 B.P., was bracketed by what two events?

an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.

Religious practices of the Minoans based on ______

matriarchal religion

Minoan religious objects consisted primarily of small _____ statuettes

terra-cotta

who did the Minoans worship?

mother goddess, or snake goddess

what kind of animals was the goddess associated with?

The goddess was associated with animals like birds and snakes. The godess was often depicted with snakes around her arms and lions at her feet

Who was King Minos?

The King of Crete

Who was Theseus?

He was the son of King Athens