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    • Greece
    • Geography
      Troy
      Aegean Sea
      Athens
      Ionian Sea
      Sparta
      Crete
      Mediterranean Sea
    • Geography
      Greece is very mountainous
      75% of Greece is covered by mountains
      Difficult to farm
      Surrounded by seas
      Greece is located on the Balkan Peninsula
      Made trade easier
      Could get what they could not grow
    • Geography
      Cut off by mountains and the seas
      Isolated
      Led to the formation of city-states
      Limited interaction and unity of Ancient Greece
      Created fierce rivalries
      Sea became a vital link
      Hundreds of bays to provide safe harbor for ships
      Skilled sailors
      Traded olive oil, wine, and marble
      Returned with grains, metals, and ideas
    • Geography/Climate
      Greece has a Mediterranean climate
      • Winters are mild and wet
      • allows for limited farming
      • grapes and olives
      • Summers are warm and dry
      • leads to drought
      • grapes and olives are one of the few plants that can survive the summer droughts
    • Timeline of Civilizations so far..
      3500 – 1500 BC: Sumer, Babylonia – 1st Known Civilization
      2700 – 2100 BC: Egypt – Old Kingdom pyramid builders
      2600 – 1900 BC: Indus – Classic Urban Harappan phase
      1500 – 1000 BC: Egypt – New Kingdom monument builders
      1500 – 200 BC: China – Shang, Zhou and Qin dynasties
      551BC: Confucius born
      1300 – 400 BC: Assyrian Empire – Nineveh, Nimrud
      1000 – 30 BC: Egypt – Late period: conquest and foreign rule, Cleopatra
      200 BC – present: China – Han dynasty through communist rule
    • Where does Greece fit in timeline?
      3500 – 1500 BC: Sumer, Babylonia – 1st Known Civilization
      2800 BC: Minoan civilization established
      2700 – 2100 BC: Egypt – Old Kingdom pyramid builders
      2600 – 1900 BC: Indus – Classic Urban Harappan phase
      1500 – 1000 BC: Egypt – New Kingdom monument builders
      1450BC: Minoan civilization collapses
      1500 – 200 BC: China – Shang, Zhou and Qin dynasties
      1300 – 400 BC: Assyrian Empire – Nineveh, Nimrud
      1100-750 BC: Dark Age of Greece
      1000 – 30 BC: Egypt – Late period: conquest and foreign rule, Cleopatra
      551BC: Confucius born
      480 BC: Persia burns Athens
      200 BC – present: China – Han dynasty through communist rule
    • Minoans
      2800-1450 BC
      Best known from island of Crete
      As population on Crete increased, Minoans migrated to other islands and civilizations of the Mediterranean…some even may have lived in Egypt.
      Named by Sir Arthur Evans for Greek Myth of King Minos
    • Minoan Culture
      Knossos-Crete
      – Crete settled by 2800 BC
      – Cretans living in cities, trading and writing by 2000
      BC
      1930 B.C.-First palace built
      A “bureaucratic monarchy”
      Agriculture-olive and wine
      Long distance trade, ships; copper, ivory, gold,amber
      – Throughout Asia Minor, Egypt and Mediterranean
      – Minoan artifacts, art and peoples found in Egypt
    • The Palace at Knossos
    • Collapse of the Minoans
      Theories of downfall:
      – Natural Disaster
      • Volcanic Eruption
      1500/1450 BC (est.)
      – Decimated Minoan trade city of Akrotiri (which was one of 1st planned cities in Europe with fresh running water and sewage system for ALL Minoans)
      – Severe earthquake activity preceded eruption, leveling Knossos and other Minoan cities
      – Resulting tidal waves from eruption devastated Minoan cities further
      – Conquered by Mycenaeans after weakened by natural disaster