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Coltrell Leonard 1958 The Bull of Minos New York NY Holt Rinehart and WinstonEncyclopedia Americana 1995 Knossos pg 514 Danbury CT Grolier IncNew Encyclopedia Britanica 1997 Knossos pg 514 Chicago IL Encyclopedia Palmer Leonard R 1969 A New Guide to the Palace of Knossos New York NY Frederick A Prayer PublishersStarr Chester G 1991 A History of the Ancient World New York NY Oxford Wunderlich Hans Georg 1974 The Secret of Crete Translated by Richard WinstonNew York NY Macmillan Publishing Co IncThe Palace of Knossos was the capital for the legendary King Minos The Palace was at its peak circa 1700 BC to 1400 BC Sir Arthur Evans first excavated the palace in 1900 Sir Arthur Evans discovered a palace of great size that proved to be a center of a sophisticated Bronze Age Culture The first palace at Knossos was built around 2000 BC and is thought to have been destroyed in 1720 by an earthquake and was thus rebuilt to become what was later known as the Palace of King Minos at KnossosFrom evidence found through archaeology and study we have a good idea of the ancient Minoans The picture of Minoan civilization which we can draw from our evidence is at once fascinating and puzzling Starr 105 It can be seen that the Minoans were great and powerful rulers of the seas The Minoans founded a dominion of the seas expanding trade throughout the Mediterranean The Minoan civilization was far ahead of its time The Minoans engaged in commercial exchange and were very developed both economically and socially Politically religiously and culturally the Minoan world thus stands far removed from any civilization which we have thus far seen Starr 104 The Minoans spoke their own language
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