The Minoan civilisation was officialy called Minoan, after the legendary King Minos, which in fact was only the title of the
rulers in old Cretian language. (Unfortunately, this language is still pretty unknown , and the `Phaestos disk` is still waiting
to be translated)
The center of that reach and very high leveled civilisation was the iceland of Crete, in the Mediterranean
sea, on the middle between the Greece and Egypt, with mostly two important cities, Knossos and Phaestos.
could only confirm that about 3.500-3.000 B.C., the Minoan civilisation existed allready as a high progressed civilisation,
and was existing untill 12,13 century B.C., when by the legend, Theseus the Athenian crushed the power of ` The house of Labrys`.
The power and influence of the Minoan civilisation was very expanded, on the whole north and east Meditterannien ,
and very visible in the architecture and art of ancient Mycena or ancient Thera (Santorini)
Minoan civilisation reached
very high level in a progress of technic also. The first Robot, by the Myth, was maden on Crete (Thalos the monster), and
legendary Daedalus was allready living on Crete, constructing various technical things for the king Minos.
Also, we all
know about the legend of the Minotaur (a monster with a human body and a head of the bull, which was living in the labyrinth,
by the mythology).