Minoan civilization

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Related to Minoan civilization: Minoan culture, Mycenaean civilization
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Noun1.Minoan civilization - the bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BCMinoan civilization - the bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BC
culture, civilisation, civilization - a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
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com)-- At the place that gave birth to the unique Minoan Civilization, the “Cretan Thematic Park” offers guests the opportunity to get an insight assisted by modern technology and two dance theatre performances, while they enjoy Minoan flavors offered by Cretan products.
A lagoon-filled crater was formed, while the resulting tidal wave is said to have destroyed Crete's great Minoan civilization.
About 3600 years ago, the catastrophic eruption of Santorini destroyed the Minoan civilization and wreaked havoc across the eastern Mediterranean region.
Geologists say an early blast created a tsunami that washed over Crete 96 kilometers (60 miles) away, wiped out Minoan civilization and reshaped this landscape.
The massive eruption of the island of Santorini 2600 years ago caused tsunamis that destroyed the Minoan civilization and may have altered global climate for years.
Although the isle is often regarded as just an invention, the explosion might have given rise to the story of a lost empire by helping to wipe out the real-life Minoan civilization that once dominated the Mediterranean, from which the myth of the bull-headed 'minotaur' comes.