Minoan Civilization: Funerary Beliefs, Practices & Tombs

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Which of these funerary practices was most common among the Minoans?

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1. Minoan house tombs are often interpreted as a sign that the Minoans believed in a concept of continued life after death. What other aspect of Minoan funerary practices BEST supports that idea?

2. What word best describes Minoan funerals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see what you remember about Minoan funerary practices. You will need to identify different ways the Minoans dealt with death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The Minoan tholos tomb
  • Minoan larnakes
  • The most common type of Minoan funerary practice

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the atmosphere of Minoan funerals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a sign that the Minoans believed in life after death
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Minoan larnakes and tholos tombs

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this ancient culture, read the lesson titled Minoan Civilization: Funerary Beliefs, Practices & Tombs. This lesson will explain:

  • The technology level of this people
  • Sources of archaeologists' knowledge of Minoan civilization
  • The time period during which the Minoan culture was active
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