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Minoan civilization

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The bronze age civilization of Crete (c.3500–1100 bc). The term ‘Minoan’ (after Minos) was coined by Sir Arthur Evans to distinguish the prehistoric culture of Crete revealed in his excavations beginning in 1900 at Cnossus from the Mycenaean civilization revealed by Schliemann on the Greek mainland.

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