Minoa was a grand seafaring civilization on the modern-day Greek isle of Crete. It was far ahead of its time, way back 5000 years ago, having an advanced form of writing as well as a great fleet of merchant & navy ships.
All was well in Minoa until the eruption of the Santorini volcano, which charred and destroyed the majority of the navy as well as the town itself.
The town was destroyed in the eruption, with many civilians being killed and the trade and military being devastated.
The nearby Mycenaeans from mainland Greece took the explosion as an opportunity to overtake their plentiful island.
The Mycenaean army continuously bombarded the damaged Minoa with sword-wielding warriors.
In approximately 1400 BCE, Mycenae took over Minoan Crete and annexed the territory, thereby stealing its influence over other states as well.