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         Crete Culture:     more books (19)
  1. Optics and Lasers in Biomedicine and Culture: Contributions to the Fifth International Conference on Optics Within Life Scienes OWLS V Crete, 13-16 October 1998 (Optics Within Life Sciences)
  2. Decipherment of inscriptions on Phaistos disc of Crete (When India ruled the West) by Śaṅkarānanda, 1968
  3. Gournia by Kōstēs Davaras, 1989
  4. The Palace of Zakros by Kōstēs Davaras, 1989
  5. Phaistos by Despina Hadzi-Vallianou, 1989

21. Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination Crete | Culture
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Quelques expressions utiles : Bonjour (quelle que soit l'heure) : Yasas yasou si l'on se tutoie) Au revoir : Andio Bonjour : Bonsoir : Bonne nuit : Kalinichta Parakalo Merci : Efcharisto Oui : Non : Ochi Excusez-moi : Sighnomi Je (ne) comprends (pas) : Parlez-vous anglais ? : Posso kani... ? Fititiko isitirio A quelle heure part le bateau ? : Pouvez-vous me montrer sur la carte ? : Je m'en vais aujourd'hui :
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mezes tzatziki mavromatika moussaka souvlakia (brochettes). ahino salatas ), les escargots ( saligaria bougatsas tsikoudia , qui remplace dignement le verre d' ouzo
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22. Map Of Crete Greece
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23. Culture In Crete Greece
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24. FORTHnet Directory: Arts & Culture (Eastern Crete)
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25. FORTHnet Directory: Arts & Culture (Western Crete)
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26. The History Of Plumbing (CRETE)
A brief history of the Minoan culture and their contributions to the field of plumbing and sewage.
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A cross the Mediterranean Sea from Mesopotamia, the ancient people of Crete and their Minoan sea-kings were leaving their mark on the early annals of history. Between 3000-1500 B.C., their early plumbers had laid elaborate systems of sewage disposal and drainage that resemble one of today. In fact, archaeologists have discovered underground channels that remained virtually unchanged for several centuries, except for extensions to include structures built over the original ones. Some vestiges of the pipes still carry off the heavy rains. Unlike hot and dry Mesopotamia, Crete suffered from extremes of variable climate and geography. Some say those forces provided the catalyst to design systems for the inhabitants' comfort. Likewise, the sharp and jagged slopes of the country provided an early understanding into the principles of hydraulics.
A terra cotta tub from the Palace
of King Minos, circa 1700 B.C.

27. Crete - Impressions Of The Countryside, Sights, Culture
Click for Heraklion, Greece Forecast, Impressions of crete ~ countryside,sights and culture ~ our tour summer 2002. Rethymno, Chania,
Impressions of Crete
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our tour summer 2002 Rethymno Chania Knossos Monastery Arkadi countryside handicraft pages will follow soon :-) picture links open new windows - please close them, to return Our vacation in Crete were fantastic and beyond our expectation. The charming Greek island cast a spell on us and we decided, to visit this lovely place again. The rides by car through the up to 3000 m high mountains over narrow serpentines and through old villages gave us wonderful impressions and exciting experiences. In the mountains graze many flocks of sheep and goats and you must always be prepared, that they cross the road or even the only highway on Crete, which has just one lane in each direction.
Some of the villages are known for their beautiful traditional handicraft. The women knot lovely handbags and elaborately weave and embroider charming pattern for tableclothes, doyles, scarfs etc. which they hang out at the facade of their houses, to show them the visitors. In this way those villages are rich decorated with these beautiful works. In the evening people are sitting before their houses, making handicraft, talking, playing cards... - an idyllic scene! The Cretan ancient history and culture with its myths and legends, like this of the Minotaurus, who was kept in the labyrinth of the Minoan palace at Knossos, each year attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. One of the greatest attractions on Crete is the excavation place at Knossos, with the almost 4000 years old palace of king Minos. Some of the buildings are scrupulously and faithfully restored and the place as a whole conveys an overwhelming impression of the ancient Minoan culture. It is ever again fascinating to face the amazing feats, which were created thousands of years ago!

28. Cultural Events And Activities In Crete And Chania
Museums are the main repositories of culture in crete and where most visitors headfor when wanting a little bit of culture, if only because it is easier to

Cultural activities
Apart from museums and galleries I cannot keep a regular update of events. Unfortunately, the sites that have taken on this task such as the site of the Municipality of Chania don't seem to bother with updates so you will have to find out once you are in Crete by asking around. Museums are the main repositories of culture in Crete and where most visitors head for when wanting a little bit of culture, if only because it is easier to find them than other cultural events and exhibitions. Galleries there are a few galleries in Chania listed below
  • Tzamia Kristalla - Skalidi Street - private gallery with exhibitions by Greek artists Milonogianni - Trikoupi Street - private gallery with exhibitions by Greek artists Omma - El. Venizelos Street- private gallery with exhibitions by Greek and foreign artists

29. Crete Links- A List Of The Best Sites About Crete
Greek Ministry of culture an excellent source of information on archaeologicalsites, monuments and museums. Minoan crete excellent and comprehensive
Links about Crete
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Crete general
The West Crete holiday guide provides an overview of all the seaside resorts in western Crete Crete Tournet good information and well worth a visit. Interkriti lots of info on Crete and specific regions and a bulletin board ExploreCrete a good site with nice photos Crete, all the island in pictures a nice French photos site, newly translated into English Kreta-Impressionen a well made photo site 250 Shuttle images of Crete plenty of satellite pictures to look at Open Directory Project the Cretan section will take you to a lot of Cretan links
Crete region or town
The village of Sougia the web site of Sougia in south-west Crete Postcard from West Crete a nicely designed and well-written site about West Crete

30. Nature And Culture On Crete - Sun-holiday In The Greece Islands
Nature and culture History from crete. The culture history of cretehas also changed through the years because of these colonists.
Nature and Culture History from Crete
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Nature, culture and sun-holiday on Crete
Crete is a safe card when one wants to go for a sun-holiday and bath. It's the largest island among the Hellenistic islands. The island has a beautiful nature and an interesting cultural history. The first settlers in Crete were presumably in the late part of the Minoan era (apr: 1500 b.c). Remains after the Minoan people are the palace Knossos, a ruin near the town Heraklion. Crete can be divided in three regions: West, Central and the South region. The largest towns are Heraklion, Chania and Rethimnon. The land to see are beaches and cliffs and inwards land the mountains are most appearing.
Crete an invaded island
After the Minoan rule Crete has been invaded island of several courtiers and empires. The Romans, The Byzance, The Arabs, The Venetians and The Turks just to mention the most important. The culture history of Crete has also changed through the years because of these colonists. The last period of Turkish rule lasted for 200 years. 1913 Crete was incorporated with Greece and that's the way things are until this day. Sometimes it get's hot in The Mediterranean see and perhaps it depend on the climate and the heat, that people rebels. The last incident was about the desert island near the Turkish coast. There were hot feelings about that island. What a luck they came to temper and could make peace again.
The Mediterranean see - Hot region
The region of the Mediterranean see is a hot area. The Temperature can rise to more than 40 degrees during the hot season in the summer. Some people are having hard times to stand the heat. Some dies in that temperature. I believe Crete is a "cooler" island with more fresh wind. A bit away from the boiling kettle in The Mediterranean bay. Crete is an island with many mountains (sometimes snowy) and a beautiful nature. There are several culture historical and antique buildings. Me myself had the sun-holiday three times in Rethimnon. It's a smaller town than Hania and Heraklion. It's a tranquil town with a wonderful vicinity to the see. In one of those hotels is a good place to stay for the holiday.

31. Areas: Crete - Sightseeing
many ancient sites, and the former island of lepers all contribute to the archeologicalwonders of this area of crete. From the Hellenic Ministry of culture.
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Recent Up a category Crete from Space Astronauts get to visit the Greek islands too - they just don't get as close as most visitors. Enjoy these high in the sky photos of Crete. Archaeological Museum of Heraklion One of the top museums in Greece, this is a must-see for anyone intrigued by the ancient Minoans. Battle of Crete Each year in May the Battle of Crete is vigorously commemorated by the proud Cretans who made even Hitler think again about invading an island by paratroopers. Crete - Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking Trip Review Check out this unique way of traveling along Crete's spectacular southwestern coast, visiting archaeological remains, nude beaches, and remote villages along the way.

32. Greece For Visitors - Greek Travel And Greek Culture
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Knossos Reopens
The ancient Minoan palace site of Knossos is back in business after extensive renovations in time for the Olympic Games While many of the restorations are not obvious to the casual visitor, the pathways have been improved and make the site more accessible to the mobility-impaired. Ancient Minoans, who were the first to design and use water-flushed toilets thousands of years ago, would approve of another change - the bathrooms have been completely renovated.
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June is a favorite month for weddings - and as "destination weddings" gain in popularity, many couples are choosing to tie the knot in Greece . Read the experiences of a recent bride who decided to have a "Big Fat Greek Wedding" of her own.

33. GNTO-Greek Islands-Crete-History & Culture
Many works of this school are exhibited in Cretan museums. During the7th century BC, crete was the cultural and art center of Greece.
BIRTH OF ZEUS According to mythology, Zeus, the God of gods, was born in Crete. Cronus, his father, trying to avoid his parents' curse that one of his children would take away from him the ruling of the sky, murdered his children one-by-one, by eating them. His wife, Rhea, terrified and chased by her husband, sought refuge in a cave in the ancient "Aegean Mountain", and, with the help of Uranus and Gaia, gave birth to her last child. Cronus was fooled with a rock in dipers and the loud singing and dancing of demons "Kourites", covering the noise of the newborn's cry. Zeus was rased by the Nymphs, drinking milk from goat Amalthia, the later became a star and her skin was Zeus' shield. When Zeus grew up, he defeated Cronus and became the ruler of the sky. The rock that had fooled his father was put in Delfphi, to remind mortals and gods of his glorious power.
Minos bewed Pasiphae, the daughter of Sun and nymph Crete and together had eight children, Androgeos, Katreas, Glafkos, Dafkalion, Ariadne, Xenodiki, Akalli and Phaedra. According to mythology, when Minos asked Neptune for a sign that would mean he would become the King of Crete, from the sea emerged a beautiful bull that Minos refused to sacrifice, thus irritating Neptune who punished Minos by making his wife Pasiphae fall in love with the white bull. Pasiphae, with the help of a wooden cow made by Daedalus, was united with the bull and gave birth to Minotaur, who had the body of a human and the head of a bull. According to myth, this creature lived in the Labyrinth, in the palace's underground and was fed with the blood of youngsters. The famous Athenean hero Theseus defeated Minotaur and releaved Athens from the harsh "blood tax" that paid to this supernatural creature.

34. History Of Sex: Early Mediterranean: Minoans Of Crete
Contraception, Ancient Egypt, Myceneans of Greece, The Minoan culture onCrete. Disabilities/Illnesses, Ancient India, is generally divided into.
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The Minoan culture on Crete Disabilities/Illnesses Ancient India is generally divided into Dysfunctions Ancient China Etruscans of Italy three time frames: Early Human Body Early Biblical Sicani/Siculi of Sicily Minoan civilization (2500 BC History of Sex Early Mediterranean Iberians/Celts of Spain to 2100 BC), Middle Minoan Ancient Greece (2100 BC to 1700 BC) and Incan Empire Dorians: South Late Minoan. The Minoans Paraphilias Aztec Empire Aegean Islands had no written language, Pleasures of Sex Mayan Empire Ionians: North Aegean thus, we can only deduce Pregnancy Native Americans Amazons their customs from their Relationships Roman Empire artwork, pottery, and Middle Ages Phoenician Empire sculptures. Both Early and Research Renaissance/Reformation Middle Minoan periods were STDs Puritans Persian Empire entirely matrilineal. There Societies Victorianism are two present theories about Variances Adolf Hitler Minoans and their focal deity Violence Kinsey - 1950s (deities). In all artifacts and

35. Minoan Culture
Minoan culture. Religion. Snake goddess pictureReligion played an important rolein Minoan crete and many activities, and artistic products revolved around
Greek Culture Periods Minoan Culture Mythology Theseus and the Minotaur
Minoan Culture
Religion played an important role in Minoan Crete and many activities, and artistic products revolved around religious cult. As evidence in the art of the period, the Minoans deified the natural world and found in it a logical order that allowed man to live in harmony with the natural environment. Ritual celebrations usually took place in sacred caves, on sanctuaries on mountain peaks, and in the palaces and villas which all had their own sanctuaries. Animal and bloodless sacrifices, along with processions were part of ritual worship of the great female nature goddess, and during these festivities worshipers used music, dance, and prayer to achieve a state of religious ecstasy that put them in touch with the supernatural. The sacrifice of the bull, and games like the "taurokatharpsia" that revolved around the animal, were central part of the Minoan religious festivals, symbolizing perhaps man's interaction with powerful natural elements, and ultimately his triumph over them through skill and power. Some of the ritual objects that have been unearthed during excavations around Crete include the bull mask, the double axe, and the bull horns.

36. History Of Minoan Crete
This period marks the assimilation of all remaining Minoan elements ofCrete into the new Hellenic culture. This new culture eventually
Greek History Specific Places Acropolis History
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History of Minoan Crete
Geography and Economy of Crete
The island of Crete is located in the center of the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe. It measures about 200 Km from east to west, and between 12 to 58 Km from north to south at its narrowest and widest distances, making it one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean sea. The temperate climate of Crete with its short, mild winters and its dry, warm summers, along with the fertility of the Cretan plains produces sufficient food supplies to support an affluent local population, and for exports. The inhabitants of ancient Crete whom we call Minoans produced a decentralized culture based on the abundance of the land's natural resources, and on intense commercial activity. While the island appears today completely deforested, in ancient times timber was one of the natural resources that was commercially exploited and exported to nearby Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands and the Greek mainland. Besides timber Crete exported food, cypress wood, wine, currants, olive oil, wool, cloth, herbs, and purple dye. Its imports consisted of precious stones, copper (most likely from Cyprus), ivory, silver, gold, and other raw material. They also imported tin that was used in the production of bronze alloys. Interestingly, the nearest known tin mines appear as far as Spain, Britain, central Europe, and Iran. Besides raw materials, the Minoans also adopted from the surrounding cultures artistic ideas and techniques as evident in Egypt's influence on the Minoan wall frescoes, and on goldsmithing production knowledge imported by Syria.

37. Minoan Civilization Ancient Crete Mycenae
Minoan Civilization, Bronze Age culture in crete, Greece You will find a goodhistory of the Minoan civilization beginning with the Prepalace period 2600
Minoan Home Other Ancient Civilizations Ancient Africa Aztec ByzantineEmpire Cambodia ... Viet Nam Aegean Civilization A brief overview of Aegean civilization. Text links lead to related materials - From - Aegean Civilization "AEGEAN CIVILIZATION, the general term for the prehistoric civilization, previously called "Mycenaean" because its existence was first brought to popular notice by Heinrich Schliemann's excavations at Mycenae in 1876. Subsequent discoveries, however, have made it clear that Mycenae was not its chief centre in its earlier stages, or, perhaps, at any period; and, accordingly, it is more usual now to adopt a wider geographical title." Learn about its discovery, history, and many unique features. - From PageWise, Inc. - Aegean Neolithic and Bronze Age Chronology The web page opens with this statement: "All dates are approximate, and come almost entirely from two sources: 1) radiocarbon dates; 2) artifacts: a) those foreign objects of reasonably secure date found in archaeologically sound Aegean contexts; and b) Aegean objects (whose relative date in Aegean contexts is secure) found as imports in foreign (mainly Egyptian) contexts whose date does not depend entirely on a relative cultural sequence." You may find this page a good resource for more advanced studies of the regions timeline. - From Trinity University -

38. Minoan Civilization
be the King of crete. Some believe that Minos either figuratively represents thecivilization or is a dynastic name. Major cities of Minoan culture were Knossos
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Minoan civilization
The Minoans were an ancient civilisation on what is now Crete (in the Mediterranean ), during the Bronze Age , prior to classical Greek culture . The Minoans were primarily a mercantilist people engaged in overseas trade. Many historians and archaeologists believe that the Minoans were highly involved in the Bronze Age 's important tin trade (tin being used for manufacture of bronze ). The decline of Minoan civilization and the decline in use of bronze tools seem to be correlated.
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12 Note on Gender
Archaeological History
The civilization is named after King Minos , who in Greek mythology was said to be the King of Crete. Some believe that Minos either figuratively represents the civilization or is a dynastic name. Major cities of Minoan culture were Knossos Phaistos , and Malia . The Cretan myths and the discoveries of Heinrich Schliemann encouraged the excavations carried out in , when Sir Arthur Evans started excavations on the palace in Knossos . His methods caused some controversy, because he not only excavated but attempted to reconstruct the buildings.

39. Lost Continent Of Atlantis
Plato never realized that the land of Atlantis was already familiar to himAtlantis was the land of the Minoan culture, namely ancient crete.
The Lost Continent of Atlantis
Plato gave the world the oldest remaining written account of Atlantis, in Critias, recorded circa 370 BC. By his account, Poseidon, god of the sea, sired five pairs of male twins with mortal women. Poseidon appointed the eldest of these sons, Atlas the Titan, ruler of his beautiful island domain. Atlas became the personification of the mountains or pillars that held up the sky. Plato described Atlantis as a vast island-continent west of the mediterranean, surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. The Greek word Atlantis means the island of Atlas, just as the word Atlantic means the ocean of Atlas. Atlantis was governed in peace, was rich in commerce, was advanced in knowledge, and held dominion over the surrounding islands and continents. By Plato's legend, the people of Atlantis became complacent and their leaders arrogant; in punishment the Gods destroyed Atlantis, flooding it and submerging the island in one day and night. In a sense, Atlantis actually existed, and was indeed destroyed by the sea in a cataclysmic event, very plausibly lasting a day and a night. Plato's account was wrong in several essential ways, but was derived from correct, if garbled, historical accounts. Plato's writings embodied the now lost words of Solon, a Greek ruler who visited Egypt circa 590 BC. Plato's account of Atlantis was thus a retelling of the story of Solon, who in turn told the stories that he had heard during his trip to Egypt. In Egypt, Solon heard of the ancient land of Keftiu, a island-nation named for holding one of the four pillars that supported the Egyptian sky. Keftiu was, according to the Egyptians, an advanced civilization that was the gateway to and ruler of all of the lands to the far west of Egypt. Keftiu traded in ivory, copper, and cloth. Keftiu supported hosts of ships and controlled commerce far beyond the Egyptians domain. By Egyptian record, Keftiu was destroyed by the seas in an apocalypse. Solon carried this story to Greece, and passed it to his son and grandson.

40. Crete And Phoenicia
8. crete and Phoenicia. The ancient crete civilization has been referredto as the Minoan culture, named after King Minos. The ancestors
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Crete and Phoenicia
The ancient Crete civilization has been referred to as the Minoan culture, named after King Minos. The ancestors of the Cretans were natives of Africa, a colony of western Ethiopians, who dwelt in the grasslands of North Africa before that area became a desert. As the Sahara expanded, these Africans took to the sea, and in Crete and the neighboring islands, set up maritime culture. By 1700 B.C., this civilization had reached its peak. The Sea Kings of Crete at Knossus ruled over the region that became the cultural center of the eastern Mediterranean. The Palace of Minos contained a throne room, a chapel, storerooms, and bathrooms with terra cotta bathtubs, fitted with drains quite modern in construction. They were made of faucet-joined pipes superior to any known to the later Romans and unequaled until the nineteenth century. The Minoan palace royalty was but a replica of Egyptian royalty, and the very name of Minos seem to be only a slight alteration of the name of the first Egyptian Pharaoh, Aha Mena or Menes. In 1420 B.C., the eruption of the volcano on the Santorini Island had a catastrophic effect on the people of Crete. All the Islands in the sea of Aegea and Crete were covered with a layer of volcanic dust ten centimeters thick. A cloud covered the area for several days and the tidal wave (tsunami) destroyed the entire coastline. The cities of Cnossus, Mallia, Hagia, Amonisos, Gournia, and Triada were destroyed. The gas fumes poisoned the population, causing illnesses such as bronchitis and digestive disorders.

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