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Amphipolis

Archaeologists in Greece find two large marble statues at ancient tomb with possible link to Alexander the Great. Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in northern Greece have found two marble sculptures of female figures and a large, coloured marble panel in what appears to be the antechamber of the main room. Archaeologists believe the tomb […]

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Phaistos Disc

Minoan Language and writing

 Clay tablets dating to around 3000 BC were found with the various Cretan scripts. Clay tablets seem to have been in use from around 3000 BC or earlier. Two clay cups from Knossos have been found to have remnants of ink, and inkwells similar to the animal-shaped inkstands from Mesopotamia have also been found. Sometimes […]

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Minoan Decorated Jug, ca. 1575-1500 B.C.E

Minoan Civilization

The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately 2700 to 1450 BC. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans. Will Durant referred to it as “the first link in the European chain.” […]

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