Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Today in History

  • This Day in History
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Minoan Civilization

  • 2700 BC
    One of the earliest known civilizations in the Aegean world, the Minoan civilization, rise on the island of Crete beginning the period of flourishing
  • 2000 BC
    The first palace of Phaistos is built in south central Crete by Minoan civilization
  • 1900 BC
    The potter's wheel is introduced in Minoan civilization, making designs of ceramic more free and graceful
  • 1900 BC
    The first palace in the ancient city of Knossos, which considered as Europe's oldest city, is built by Minoan civilization on Crete
  • 1700 BC
    Naturalistic forms such as fish, squid, birds, and lilies in Minoan pottery decoration becomes common
  • 1627 BC
    An eruption of the volcano Thera in the Aegean Sea devastates the island of Thera including the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri and generates 150 m high tsunami that devastates the Minoan coastal settlements on the island of Crete
  • 1600 BC
    Bull-Leaping Fresco, a stucco panel on east wall of the palace at Knossos in Crete, a striking example of Minoan Civilization art, is created
  • 1600 BC
    The Phaistos Disc, a disk of terracotta 16 cm in diameter covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols, is made for the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete
  • 1550 BC
    Rise of Mycenaean Civilization in mainland Greece begins under influences from Minoan Crete
  • 1450 BC
    Mycenaean Greeks conquer and replace Minoan Civilization on Crete
  • 1899
    Sir Arthur Evans discovers the center of Minoan civilization on the island of Crete
  • March 16, 1900
    English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans finds old city of Knossus