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The Minoan Civilization- Jenna Bailey by Mind Map: The Minoan Civilization-
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The Minoan Civilization- Jenna Bailey

Economics

Universal trade

The Minoans traded with Greece, Syria, Egypt, Spain, and Mesopotamia.

exports

grain, wine, oil, jewelry, ceramics, cypress wood, wool, cloth, herbs, and purple dye

imports

raw materials such as copper, tin, gold, silver, ivory

Government

bureaucracy

oriented around trade

little or no evidence of a military state

taxing

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

Religion

Polytheistic

Worship

Goddesses, Snake Goddess, Huntress, Head goddess

Ceremony

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

Sacrifice

idols

animals

humans

Prayer

promote the growth of orchards and the fields

rid of demons

Art

Poetry

Sculptures

Paintings

Palaces

Metal work

Jewelry

wealth

poor

Clothing

Technology

Farmers

wooden plows

Artisans

inlay bronze with gold

Architecture

advanced

roads connect houses to the courtyard

Buildings had several uses

Writing

Linear A

complex symbols represented syllables of words

resemble Egyptian hieroglyphics

not been translated

Linear B

adaption of Linear A by the Mycenaeans

Military

little or no evidence of a military state

Geography

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

fertile soil and forests of timber

climate

short mild winters

warm, dry summers

History

2000-1400 BCE

credited as being the first European civilization

destroyed by either powerful earthquake or outside invaders

Bibliography

Bibliography