The Minoan Civilization- Jenna Bailey

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1. Economics

1.1. Universal trade

1.2. exports

1.3. imports

2. Government

2.1. bureaucracy

2.1.1. oriented around trade

2.1.2. little or no evidence of a military state

2.2. taxing

2.2.1. the king took part of the annual grain harvest, and stored it at the palace

3. Religion

3.1. Polytheistic

3.1.1. Worship

3.1.2. Goddesses

3.1.2.1. Snake Goddess

3.1.2.2. Huntress

3.1.2.3. Head goddess

3.2. Ceremony

3.2.1. usually preformed by women priests or sometimes by officials of the state

3.3. Sacrifice

3.3.1. idols

3.3.2. animals

3.3.3. humans

3.4. Prayer

3.4.1. promote the growth of orchards and the fields

3.4.2. rid of demons

4. Art

4.1. Poetry

4.2. Sculptures

4.3. Paintings

4.4. Palaces

4.5. Metal work

4.6. Jewelry

4.6.1. wealth

4.6.2. poor

4.7. Clothing

5. Technology

5.1. Farmers

5.1.1. wooden plows

5.2. Artisans

5.2.1. inlay bronze with gold

6. Architecture

6.1. advanced

6.2. roads connect houses to the courtyard

6.3. Buildings had several uses

7. Writing

7.1. Linear A

7.1.1. complex symbols represented syllables of words

7.1.2. resemble Egyptian hieroglyphics

7.1.3. not been translated

7.2. Linear B

7.2.1. adaption of Linear A by the Mycenaeans

8. Military

8.1. little or no evidence of a military state

9. Geography

9.1. located on the island of Crete in the center of the Mediterranean Sea

9.2. fertile soil and forests of timber

9.3. climate

9.3.1. short mild winters

9.3.2. warm, dry summers

10. History

10.1. 2000-1400 BCE

10.2. credited as being the first European civilization

10.3. destroyed by either powerful earthquake or outside invaders

11. Bibliography

11.1. Bibliography