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Was Minoan Crete a Thalassocracy?
Discusses the notion that Minoan Crete once ruled over a sea empire. Considers the archaeological evidence present to draw a conclusion as to whether a naval empire was ever in existence.
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Was Minoan Crete a thalassocracy? In the past century, the theory that Crete once possessed a domination of the seas has undergone many changes and has been the subject of much discussion. It is clear that the Minoans’ strength lay in their sea ...
... an outdated interpretation which can no longer adequately account for existing evidence. Evidence of Minoan artefacts and influence on other islands as well as its location and geography all are vital in supporting the belief that the Minoans never attained a true thalassocracy.
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