How did the Minoans become a trading civilization?


How did the Minoans become a trading civilization?

Ancient Minoan History:

The Minoans were a pre-Greek civilization that was centered on the Island of Crete from 2600-1100 BCE. The Minoan culture greatly contributed to later Western European civilization.

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The Minoans location in the Aegean Sea allowed them to become a preeminent maritime trading culture, lasting until the rise of the Phoenicians in the...

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Minoan Civilization: Economy & Trade


Chapter 13 / Lesson 3

Scholars believe the Minoan civilization on Crete may have developed a trade empire and palace economy. Learn about the Minoans, an overview of the Minoan economy, and the controversy about their empire.

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