Minoans and Mycenaeans

Minoans and Mycenaeans - Who were they Where did they come...

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The Minoans and Mycenaeans Who were they? Where did they come from? What did they accomplish? Where did they go?
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Minoan civilization arose on the island of Crete.
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Legacy (or gift from the past) Their legacy was as masters of the sea and great shipbuilders.
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Bull Leaping Bull leaping or bull fighting was both a sport and a religious ceremony. Don’t try this at home.
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The Palace One of the largest cities on Crete was Knossos. A great palace was located there - the Palace of Knossos where the legendary King Minos lived.
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The palace had several passageways.
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Labyrinth The palace had a network of paths through which it was difficult to find one’s way. Labyrinth means double ax so the palace was called the “House of the Double Ax.” In this labyrinth, it is said, lived a Minotaur - a beast that was half man and half bull. To construct a labyrinth, go to www.puzzles.com/PuzzlePlayground/Kn ossosLabyrinth/KnossosLabyrinth.htm
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Every year for nine years, seven youths and maidens came as tribute from Athens. These
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