Dominated maritime trade in Mediterranean, decorated palaces, wrote in syllabary symbols, volcanic and earthquake disaster, invaded by Myceans
➢ Dominated maritime trade in the eastern Mediterranean
➢ Their settlement on the Agean island of Thera was destroyed by a volcanic eruption
➢ They built magnificent palaces adorned with frescoes that depicted women leading ritual events and athletes jumping over bulls
➢ Used a syllabary-their written symbols represented syllables rather than individual letters. Minoan writing is known as "Linear Script A" and has never been deciphered; another Minoan script, known as "Linear B," has been identified as an early form of Greek.
➢ Their civilization on the isle of Crete was eventually invaded by the Myceans