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The Minoans were the earliest Greeks. They are arguably Europe's first great civilization.
The Minoans lived in the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea
From 2000 B.C to 1400 B.C
During the bronze age of Greece
The term Minoans was coined by Sir Arthur Evans a British archaeologist
He was the son of Zeus and Europa
Some of the items they traded include tin, which if combined with copper makes bronze
Bronze was used to make weapons
They traded with surrounding areas like Cyprus, Syria, Egypt and Mesopotamia
Minoan civilization declined around the 11th century after the Trojan War
an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.
mother goddess, or snake goddess
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
The King of Crete
He was the son of King Athens