Trading societies extend thedevelopment of civilization beyond the Fertile Crescent region.
The Minoan People Powerful Live on Crete in Aegean Sea Dominate from 2000 to 1400 B.C. Culture influences Greeks
Excavations revealed: Minoans were peaceful, athletic, lovers of nature and beauty Women had major role in religion Sacrificed animals, and people, to gods Name: Minoa after King Minos King Minos—owned a minotaur
Earthquakes in 1700 B.C. caused damage, but Minoans rebuild In 1470 B.C. major earthquakes and volcanic eruption Minoans never recover from disasters Invaders from Greece take Minoan lands
Powerful traders. Skilled shipbuilders, seafarers Sailed around continent of Africa Set up colonies. Red-purple dye produced from snailLegacy: System of writing that later became the alphabet