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61,876.  To this early civilization of Crete as a whole I have proposed – and the suggestion has been generally adopted by the archaeologists of this and other countries – to apply the name ‘Minoan’.  (Minoa & Crete)  Arthur Evans

 

 

57,747.  The eruption of Santorini has been re-dated now, and took place probably about 1628 B.C.  And 1628 means that the Exodus and the eruption are separated by about two hundred years.  (Plague & Minoa & Crete & Volcano)  Professor Eric H Cline

 

 

61,867.  It’s the first link in the European Chain.  (Minoan Civilisation & Crete)  Will Durant, The Life of Greece

 

 

61,868.  Santorini and Crete: the remains of a highly developed people dating back to 1,600 B.C. were found in 1931.  They’re called the Minoans, and the similarities to Plato’s description of Atlantis were astonishing in many ways.  (Crete & Atlantis & Minoans)  Mysteryquest: The Lost City of Atlantis 

 

 

61,869.  We don’t really know scientifically exactly what happened to Santorini ... We think that the volcano basically blew up and the entire Santorini was destroyed.  With this collapse of the volcano, a huge tidal wave was triggered.  And the tidal wave, the tsunami, travelled all the way to Crete and severely impacted the Minoans.  (Minoa & Crete & Volcano & Tsunami)  Professor Costas Synolakis, engineer and tsunami specialist, University of Southern California

 

 

61,870.  Trade was the main activity which produced wealth.  And so we can say it was a sort of Hong Kong of the pre-historic Aegean.  (Minoa & Crete)  Professor Christos Doumas, Archaeological Society of Athens

 

 

61,871.  The problem we have is that the eruption itself cannot be said to have wiped out Minoan civilisation.  Minoan civilisation continued although it declined for at least a fifty year period after the eruption itself.   Dr Colin Macdonald, Curator Knossos 1990-1999

 

 

61,872.  After the eruption communities such as Palaikastro no longer believed in the divine authority of the big palatial centres like Knossos.  And this is all part of the fragmentation of society we see in the fifty year period following the eruption itself.  This actually created a vacuum and it was into this vacuum that mainland Greeks marched and ended Minoan culture and civilisation as we knew it before.  Dr Colin Macdonald

 

 

61,873.  Long before the ancient Greek empire flourished, Knossos was the biggest building in Europe.  Here Minoans lived in luxury with Europe’s first paved roads, running water.  From Crete, the Minoans controlled a vast trading empire.  So powerful were their navies they lived centuries free from invasion.  But when the Greeks from the mainland finally took over Crete, the Minoans’ wealth and power had disappeared.  Their towns and palaces went up in flames.  (Minoa & Crete)  Ancient Apocalypse, Mystery of the Minoans

 

 

61,874.  The mystery here is what has happened.  How and why has this been destroyed?  What has caused this devastation here?  (Minoa & Crete)  Professor Floyd McCoy, University of Hawaii

 

 

61,877.  The construction of fortified sites is often assumed to reflect a threat of warfare, but such fortified centres were multifunctional; they were also often the embodiment or material expression of the central places of the territories at the same time as being monuments glorifying and merging leading power.  Jan Driessen

 

 

61,909.  The Minoans dominated the Mediterranean for over a thousand years.  Until an island seventy miles north of Crete blew itself apart.  The island as Thera.  Known today as Santorini.  Reconstructions of Thera show it consisted of circular belts of sea and land – just like Plato described Atlantis.  (Atlantis & Minoa)  Atlantis, BBC 2011

 

61,910.  Minoan women were remarkable independent and influential.  (Atlantis & Minoa & Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

61,918.  Is it possible that the people we call the Minoans referred to their home by another legendary name: Atlantis?  (Atlantis & Minoa)  Finding Atlantis

 

61,919.  Santorini ... A spectacular event happened here in Minoan times.  (Atlantis & Minoa)  ibid.

 

61,920.  The Minoan civilisation did not sink into the sea.  (Atlantis & Minoa)  ibid.

 

 

61,930.  On the Greek island of Crete most of Minoan civilisation was drowned by a tsunami.  (Atlantis & Tsunami & Minoa & Crete)  The Truth Behind: Atlantis

 

 

65,698.  A strange disc covered in strange signs dating back to an ancient civilisation over three thousand years old.  The Phaistos Disc has stunned historians ever since it was discovered ... Believed to date back over three thousand years.  (Bronze Age & Archaeology & Minoa)  Ancient X Files: Blood of Christ & Mystery Disc

 

65,699.  The disc displays two hundred and forty two mysterious characters arranged in groups leading in a spiral towards the centre, and covering both sides.  (Bronze Age & Archaeology & Minoa)  ibid.

 

 

75,961.  Europe’s first civilisation – the Minoans.  (History & Minoa)  Andrew Marr’s History of the World I

 

75,962.  The Minoans were pioneers of international trade.  (History & Minoa)  ibid.   

 

 

85,134.  Europe’s first great civilisation: the culture of the Minoans … This is the first truly social art the world had seen.  (Civilisation & Creativity & Culture & Art & Minoa)  Simon Schama, Civilisations I: Second Moment of Creation, BBC 2018