Minoan Downfall

Minoan Downfall

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  • 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.
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