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7 07, 2017

Minoan Crete – Bronze Age Greece

By |2018-04-23T07:37:26-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Map of Minoan Crete Sometime in the Neolithic period - the Late Stone Age - people came to live on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea. Nobody knows for sure where these people came from. It might be West Asia, or it might be Greece, or it might even be Egypt. Up [...]

7 07, 2017

Mycenaeans – Late Bronze Age Greece

By |2018-04-23T07:31:25-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Mycenaeans: Two women and a child (Mycenae, ca. 1500 BC) Mycenaeans By around 1600 BC, the Greeks had gotten completely mixed with the earlier Lerna people, and began to move on to bigger things. First, they started to get to know the other people living around the Mediterranean Sea, especially the Phoenicians (foy-NEE-shans), [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Corinth – Mycenaean and Archaic

By |2019-04-24T21:20:57-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Corinth, with the high city - Akrocorinth - in the background Where was ancient Corinth? Corinth was a town right where southern Greece and northern Greece come together. It was certainly a Mycenaean city, because Mycenaean pottery has been found in excavations at Corinth. Mycenaean Greece Mycenaean architecture The Bronze Age All our [...]

5 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean Sculpture

By |2018-04-15T15:52:21-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Minoan snake goddess from Knossos In the Bronze Age there was not a lot of sculpture in Greece. In Crete, between about 1700 and 1450 BC, the Minoans produced a lot of medium-sized figurines, mainly made of bronze and ivory. Some of these show women holding snakes: this may be the goddess herself, [...]

5 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean Pottery

By |2018-04-20T22:35:37-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Kamares ware (Crete, ca. 2000 BC) While the Mycenaean Greeks were making the gray Minyan Ware, the Minoans on the island of Crete were producing vividly colored pots with black backgrounds known as Kamares ware (ka-MARR-ays). Here is a Minoan octopus vase. Then in the Late Bronze Age, around 1500 BC, [...]

2 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean Greek painting

By |2018-04-22T10:38:25-07:00July 2nd, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Dolphin fresco, Knossos, Crete (about 1500 BC) Although people in Northern Europe were doing cave paintings tens of thousands of years earlier, the first paintings from Greece are not until the Late Bronze Age, about 1700 BC. They come from the island of Crete, where the Minoans lived. Minoan people created these paintings [...]