Minoan civilization

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Minoan sites on Crete
Copy of a Minoan ship

The Minoan civilization was a civilization on Crete, an island near Greece. It began in the Bronze Age between 3000 and 2700 BC, and lasted to about 1450 BC. The Minoan civilization is famous for its sea trading and well planned cities. The Minoans had an agricultural system which relied mainly on olives and grapes. Their religion worshipped mostly goddesses. The Minoan civilization was later replaced by the Mycenaean culture.

Minoan Architecture[change | change source]

Cretans built one thing during their architecture era. Palaces. In a non-royal palace there were many small rooms with cooler places to sit. (Crete got very hot in the summer) palaces served as many things. They served as government centers, storerooms, stores, and administrative offices. Most palaces were huge. Possibly the Cretans’ got all the money to create these palaces from working for the Egyptians. But the royal palace was very different. Not just the king and queen had toilets, baths, and running water; everyone did thought the king's and queen's were super fancy. Their palace was fancy also. The architecture era was ended by a great fire. This era went from 2000 B.C. to 1450 B.C.

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