Essays Tagged: "Knossos"

Speech on Minoan Legends

ings. The first large palace centers came into being. Excavation has revealed four large palaces at Knossos, Phaestos, Malia, and Zakros so far. The first palace centers and the settlements of Crete w ... er the final destruction of about 1380, none of the Minoan palaces were rebuilt. Even the palace at Knossos was not rebuilt, although the city around it stayed alive. The Mycenaeans built their megara ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Atlantis Argumentative Essay

disastrous earthquake.1 Crete and Thera were also suffering these major earthquakes; the palace at Knossos in Crete is proof of the earthquakes since it was destroyed and rebuilt many times by the Mi ... sland and culture. Records such as "Plato's Account of Atlantis" and findings such as the palace of Knossos in Crete, help to find more proof that Atlantis was actually a part of the Minoan civilizati ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Speech on Minoan Religion During the Bronze Age

ore prominently there is;The Mistress of Animals (or of the mountain):A famous seal impression from Knossos shows a female figure holding a staff and standing on top of a cairn or rocky hill. She is f ... ic lions, beyond which are a shrine on one side and a saluting male on the other.A second seal from Knossos shows a capped female with a staff walking next to a lion, another pose of the same Mistress ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Notes on Minoan Society During the Bronze Age

ationDecline of Minoan Civilization. Massive earthquakes c.1450BC ruined all of the palaces, though Knossos less badly. Further damage by fire - perhaps lamps over turned during quake, perhapsrebellio ... uring quake, perhapsrebellion or incasion.Third Palace Ruined (c.1425-1050BC) Mycenauans Occupied , Knossos, marked change in pottery decoration - more ornate, abstractNew Writing Style Linear B Appea ...

(15 pages) 81 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Evidence for religion of the minoan.

anctuary, lustral basin, pillar crypt. Such findings of shrines include: "shrine of double axes" at Knossos palace, town shrine at Gournia, sanctuary complex west of central court at Knossos and "thro ... ce, town shrine at Gournia, sanctuary complex west of central court at Knossos and "throne room" at Knossos.The Minoans venerated pillars and special columns, and Pillar Rooms in many palaces and larg ...

(5 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Minoan, Mycenaen, and the Hellenc civilizations.

its golden age between the years 1750 B.C.E. and 1500 B.C.E.The most famous place was the palace at Knossos. It had beautiful art, golden statues, a banquet hall, and bedrooms for the royal family.Thi ...

(1 pages) 16 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Sir Arthur Evans- Brief and Simple to understand Biography

storic archaeology at the university. Arthur Evans is well known for his excavations at the city of Knossos and for discovering the Minoan culture.His Works:In 1894, Arthur Evans began on his most fam ... World War 1. After the war, he wrote and published his first book entitled, The Palace of Minos at Knossos.Excavations at Knossos also revealed some 3000 clay tablets inscribed in two scripts later k ...

(1 pages) 24 0 4.1 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Sir Arthur Evans and the Palace of Knossos

eloped an interest in examining inscriptions on ancient sealstones. This lured him to the Palace of Knossos, a palace that shows the sophisticated technology of a Bronze Age civilisation. Evans named ... a Bronze Age civilisation. Evans named the civilisation Minoan. In 1900, he began the excavation of Knossos, which is also known as the Palace of Minos. He continued to excavate until 1935. He wrote s ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Palace of Minos in Knossos

The Palace of Minos is situated in Knossos, Crete, Greece. It is in the approximate centre of the island, just inland from the northern ... as finally destroyed again by fire from Santorini Volcano in the mid-14th century B.C.The Palace of Knossos is the largest and the most spectacular of all the Minoan palatial centres. It was construct ...

(1 pages) 27 1 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Discuss the action, the characters and the dramatic setting of "The Laws" by Plato

ld men, an ordinary Spartan citizen (Megillus) and a Cretan politician and lawgiver (Kleinias) from Knossos. The Athenian Stranger, who is much like Socrates but whose name is never given, joins the o ... ias, a Cretan, reveals that he has been charged with leading a commission established by his native Knossos and drafting legislation for a prospective colony. He asks his interlocutors, Megillus, a Sp ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Gift giving is an important social action in many societies. Discuss.

ce of this form of exchange/trade can be seen commonly within the archaeological record, notably at Knossos in the form of Linear B tablets, which have been interpreted as store records, showing all c ... en interpreted as store records, showing all collected resources. The large magazines and pithoi at Knossos supports this evidence, to imply that redistribution was being utilised in this area.Down th ...

(7 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Egypt And Aegean Report

been something for him to look at and enjoy in the after life. The Toreador, was original found in Knossos, Crete in the ruins of the Palace of Minos. The bull was a sacred, royal symbol in Knossos. ... been something for him to look at and enjoy in the after life. The Toreador, was original found in Knossos, Crete in the ruins of the Palace of Minos. The bull was a sacred, royal symbol in Knossos. ...

(12 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

American Arts

what may be a slight smile on her face. Dating from around 1500 B.C. and unearthed at the palace at Knossos, it is remarkable for its state of preservation (Bahn 91). The skin is a delicate pink, the ... ature is also depicted quite excellently in the so-called "Toreador" fresco, also from the place at Knossos (Biers 47). In it, young men are displaying their daring and athleticism in a traditional en ...

(1 pages) 392 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Minoans

e complex and evidence of a historically advanced society in the archaeological dig location called Knossos. Evans along with others pieced together the discoveries to include buildings, art, bowls, a ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology