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What happened to the Minoans?

‘Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind.’ Noah Feldman The Minoans left us with an enormous legacy, their extraordinary feats dazzle and confound us to this day. Yet in spite of their sea power, engineering marvels, sophisticated society and interactions with neighbouring and far-reaching civilisations, they…

Minoan chronology

Determining a chronology for the Minoans was somewhat problematic as the script they left behind—Linear A—was and still is indecipherable. There was archaeological evidence to suggest Crete was occupied as early as the 7th millennium BC and bones of Neolithic inhabitation has been found. In order to establish a framework as to the development of…

The Lost Years

In a number posts I’ve mentioned the similarities between Plato’s Atlantis, the island of Thira/Santorini and the Minoans. In my research for my series Servant of the Gods, my focus was on the Atlantean myth. I love researching and looking for information which would help with writing my story. In the course of my sleuthing…

Hera, why did she get such bad press?

I wrote a post about Hera as part of the Olympian Gods series titled The Price of Love and focused on the mythology for which she was famously known. This article will be more about her pre-history. Thought I’d better get in first before she takes over! ancient greeceargivesargoscataclysmic destructioneternal questfemale deitiesflora and faunagreek goddessGreek…