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  • The Island of Crete

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    The Island of Crete Although once a strategic military site even up through World War II, Crete is now a wonderful Greek asset full of history, culture, and beauty. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is not only home to more than 550,000 Greek citizens; it is also the destination for more than one quarter of all visitors that come to Greece. Crete is an island full of culture and celebration. Each town celebrates the day

  • The Batle for Crete

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    In May of 1941, German forces invaded the Greek island of Crete. This marks the largest airborne invasion since the beginning of aerial warfare and airborne assaults. Winston Churchill was later quoted saying “To lose Crete because we had not sufficient bulk of forces there would be a crime.” to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff on June 4, 1940. Death and destruction became the norm for Axis power, Allied forces and even civilians during a ten-day battle following an airborne assault conducted

  • Ancient Crete

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    Ancient Crete First Inhabitants ?Humans are believed to have arrived on the island now known as Crete sometime between 6500-6000 BCE, and the early Neolithic inhabitants may have arrived from Asia Minor.? While these early inhabitants were primitive, they had already adapted some stages of productivity such as possessing domestic animals (?Minoan,? Dilos).? Modern archeological findings date handmade ceramic pottery, which was frequently decorated with incised geometric motifs and made to imitate

  • Crete: Biblical Traditions, Churches and Monasteries

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    Crete: Biblical Traditions, Churches and Monasteries Crete has long been known for its isolation caused by the mountains and the seas ; As a result of its landscape, it has been always identified as independent.? (Dubin 241). However, the mountains and the seas could not keep away the various foreign powers, occupations, and the religious impact these forces have had on this beautiful island.? History has shown that its island form has not kept Crete safe from outside forces; In fact, it is often

  • Exploring the Validity of the Statement that the Eruption of Thera Caused the Downfall of Minoan Crete

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    Minoan Crete was a civilization experiencing great social and economic prosperity during its zenith around the time known as Late Minoan 1 (LM 1) (Sheppard Baird 2009). However the Minoan population ended abruptly and seemingly simultaneously 430 years later, this left archaeologists and historians searching for the cause (Castleden 1990, 143). The main reason archaeologists are studying the reason for the downfall is because if a date was known, a more precise historical timescale could be produced

  • The Culture Of Minos

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    The Palace of Minos is situated in Knossos, Crete, Greece. The magical surrounding of the place of Minos is a very spectacular and intense place. Most of the human culture located in this region has been lost so we know little about the Minoan culture. The Minoan civilization flourished during the second and third millennia B.C and is also known as the Bronze Age Civilization. The city of Knossos was one of its main cities--and it contained its largest palace after the shattering earthquake that

  • The Palace of Knossos

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    Archaeology gives the modern world a window into the past. One of Greece’s major dig sites is the palace of Knossos. The palace of Knossos stood on the island of Crete near the modern town of Heraklion at the co-ordinates 35° 17’ 52.66”N, 25° 9’ 47.36”E. It was the home of King Minos and his queen. The Palace is the setting for a myth where the queen gave birth to a being that was half man, half bull, the Minotaurs, which was kept in the labyrinth of the palace; He was eventually slayed by the Athenian

  • Essay on the Flying Motif in Song of Solomon

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    the Daedalus/Icarus Greek myth. Daedalus was a well-known architect and engineer in Athens. King Mines invited Daedalus to Crete to build him a labyrinth, and when it was completed, Mines jailed him within it. In order to escape, Daedalus built two sets of wings - one pair for himself, and the other for his son, Icarus- using wax and feathers, which they used to fly off from Crete. On their journey to Athens, Icarus decided to try to challenge the sun, even though his father had warned him that if he

  • Comparison Between Icarus And Daedalus

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    famous sculpture, builder, and inventor of his time. His statues were so beautifully carved they almost looked alive. The palaces and gardens he built were magnificent. Word of Daedalus’ skill and cleverness spread far and wide. Even to the island of Crete, where a King named Minos had a disastrous problem with a monster called the minotaur. “So you see my problem Daedalus?” Minos asked, pointing to the beast. “The Minotaur has the strength of a bull, but the cunning of a man,” replied Daedalus. “No

  • The Bull Symbol Of The Myth

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    in bull form to Crete where she bore him three sons. This myth encompasses the god 's ability to control humans through the visual of the bull. The bull being the facade that can be used to captivate targeted beings. Here the bull steps forth as not just a symbol for the gods but the god himself. Zeus as a bull is tame, a contradiction to the animalistic representation the bull in today 's culture epitomizes. As outcome to Europa obeying the gods she becomes the first queen of Crete and a historic