Greece (Crete) The ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture.
A Minoan gold seal featuring some very curvy dancing ladies . A goddess-driven society - Snake Goddess is merely one example - Minoans clearly celebrated women. Most of the artifacts from Minoan society feature women, either alone or in groups. It is believed that women in Minoan society actively participated if not dominated the society's religious practices and events. Men are rarely depicted in Minoan art and other artifacts, and if they are they are rarely shown in positions of power.