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Stairwell in the residential quarter of the Knossos palace - Minoan Bronze Age - Crete, Greece

Stairwell in the residential quarter of the palace, Knossos (Crete), Greece, BCE.

Palace of Knossos (2000 BC) Island of Crete, Greece

The Great Propylea at the south entrance of the palace as it stands today in the Palace of Knossos

Colonna palazzo di Cnosso, Creta

The Palace at Knossos, Crete - the seat of the ancient Minoan civilisation, named for the mythical King Minos.

Knossos Minoan Palace archaeological site, Crete, Greece

Arthur Evans reconstruction of Knossos Minoan Palace archaeological site, Crete I Paul Williams 2012

Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds.  The findings suggest that the ancient Minoans were likely descended from a branch of agriculturalists in Anatolia (what is now modern-day Turkey and Iraq) that fanned out into Europe about 9,000 years ago. If so, the Minoans may have spoken a proto-Indo-European language derived from the one possibly spoken by those Anatolian farmers, the researchers speculate.

Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds

Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece  Ancient Minoan Civilization

The Palace of Knossos in Crete, excavated by British archaeologist Arthur Evans, has fascinating glimpses of the ancient Minoan civilization.

Knossos, Greece

Knossos, Greece the Minoans lived here it is believed to be the oldest city in greece.

Greece, Crete, Large staircase and courtyard of eastern wing of Knossos Palace, Minoan Civilization, 16th century BC

Dragonfly Song / Book Week 2017 / Greece, Crete, Large staircase and courtyard of eastern wing of Knossos Palace, Minoan Civilization, century BC

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