In this episode Dr. Owen Rees of BAD ANCIENT takes us into the Bronze Age to discuss the ancient Minoans and their government..... were they an Empire?
What are some of the misconceptions surrounding them?
Were they a Thalassocracy?
Who were the Minoans? The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age Aegean civilization on the island of Crete and other Aegean Islands, flourishing from c. 3000 BC to c. 1450 BC and, after a late period of decline, finally ending around 1100 BC, during the early Greek Dark Ages. It represents the first advanced civilization in Europe, leaving behind massive building complexes, tools, artwork, writing systems, and a massive network of trade.
Description taken from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization
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