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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Peter Cresswell tagged Knossos

Crete was occupied down to the 15th century BCE by people who did not speak Greek, for evidence of their written language (Linear A) survives, and though it has not been deciphered, it is not Greek.

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Commerce was practised to some extent in very early times, as is proved by the distribution of Melian obsidian over all the Aegean area and by the Nilotic influence on early Minoan art. We find Cretan vessels exported to Melos, Egypt and the Greek mainlan

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Evidence that suggest the Minoans may have performed human sacrifice has been found at three sites: (1) Anemospilia, in a MMII building near Mt. Juktas, interpreted as a temple, (2) an EMII sanctuary complex at Fournou Korifi in south central Crete, and (

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Plato's Timaeus was of the opinion that the Ganymede myth had been invented by the Cretans—Minoan Crete being a power center of pre-Greek culture—to account for their "pederastic lusts," imported thence into Greece, as Plato's characters righteously d

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