The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

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The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

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minoans - les anciens habitants de l'île de Santorin qui a inspiré Platon et donné naissance à son dialogue sur la destruction de l'Atlantide.

minoans - les anciens habitants de l'île de Santorin qui a inspiré Platon et donné naissance à son dialogue sur la destruction de l'Atlantide.

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Minoan: The people of Crete 3000-1400BC Minoan culture evolved out of the peaceful, sedentary, highly artistic, matrifocal society of Neolithic Crete.

Minoan: The people of Crete 3000-1400BC Minoan culture evolved out of the peaceful, sedentary, highly artistic, matrifocal society of Neolithic Crete.

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Blue Ladies fresco of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos, 1600 BCE. The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from about the 27th–15th century BC

Blue Ladies fresco of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos, 1600 BCE. The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from about the 27th–15th century BC

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Snake Goddess. Knossos (Crete), Greece. ca. 1600 BCE. Faience. Archaeological Museum, Herakleion.

Snake Goddess. Knossos (Crete), Greece. ca. 1600 BCE. Faience. Archaeological Museum, Herakleion.

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The pre-Indo-European, pre-patriarchal Neolithic cultures of Europe c. 6500-3500 BCE. cultures were settled, agricultural, artistic, peaceful, egalitarian, matrilineal, matrilocal,  worshipping the Goddess and celebrating the powers of birth, death, and regeneration in all of life. Crete, at the southern end of Europe, was the last flowering of Old European culture.

The pre-Indo-European, pre-patriarchal Neolithic cultures of Europe c. 6500-3500 BCE. cultures were settled, agricultural, artistic, peaceful, egalitarian, matrilineal, matrilocal, worshipping the Goddess and celebrating the powers of birth, death, and regeneration in all of life. Crete, at the southern end of Europe, was the last flowering of Old European culture.

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