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The Mythic Minoans

King Minos and the Minoans were a myth to the Ancient Greeks and remained the stuff of legend until their capital at Knossos was discovered thousands of years later on the island of Crete…

The Minoan civilisation was a precursor of Ancient Greek culture and was based on the Mediterranean island of Crete from before 3,000 until around 1,000 BCE… Cattle are still prominent in the art and religion here, however, it is the worship of bulls in Minoa that gave rise to the myth…

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