Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Minoan Mycenae Masters, Minoan Mycenaean and more!

DNA analysis is unearthing the origins of the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established the first advanced Bronze Age civilization in present-day Crete. The findings suggest they arose from an ancestral Neolithic population that had arrived in the region about 4,000 years earlier.

This beautiful fresco was found in a small house northwest of the palace with richly decorated walls. It is called the House of the Frescoes. The second fresco is in the Caravanserai, a probable reception hall at the south of the palace. Some of the rooms have baths and the walls are decorated with wall paintings.