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Aegean Sea

two distinct cultures thrived along this river

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Crete

The island where the Minoans lived

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Minoans

Created art that reflected their luxurious lifestyle

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Mycenaeans

On the mainland of Greece
Built fortresses and monuments that show proof of their struggle to survive

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illiad

Book written about the civilizations and people thought they were a myth

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Homer

author of the illiad

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Greece

The cultures' influence developed into what became the new culture of this place
This influenced much of western civilization

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Sir Authur Evans

Archaeologist
Went to Crete looking for what many thought was Homer's mythological city of Minos
He uncovered the palace of the sea kings

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Knossos

Also called the Palace of Minos

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Palace of Minos

had running water, a sewage system, and a theatre

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Frescoes

Paintings done in wet plaster, that becomes part of the wall

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Minotaur

Mythological creature who had the Head Of A Bull, the Body Of A Man, and lived in a Labyrinth (a maze)

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Heinrich Schliemann

Archaeologist
Worked for 20 years
Discovered Troy and Mycenae
Found layers of fortified cities built on top of one another

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Cyclops

Mythological race of one-eyed giants

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Warriors

Mycenaeans were this while the Minoans were merchants and traders

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Lion's Gate

Gateway that leads to the citadel at Mycenae

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MINOAN ARTWORK

palace at Knossos
Dolphin fresco
Bull dance fresco
Octopus jar
Snake goddess

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MYCENAEAN ARTWORK

lions gate
Beehive tomb
Funeral mask
Vaphio cups

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Bull Dance Fresco

Sport in which women hurtle over a bull

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Octopus Jar

Jar with an octopus on it

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Snake Goddess

Carved from ivory and decorated with bands of gold

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Funeral mask

Thin sheet of gold beaten down

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Vaphio Cups

Crafted relied works that illustrate different methods that the Mycenaeans used to capture wild bulls

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