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Monday Mix-ins: The Minoans and Mycenaeans

December 4th, 2017

{photo by Lapplaender via Wikimedia Commons}

Let’s journey back to ancient Greece! This week we have some mix-ins to share about some of the very earliest peoples of ancient Greece – the Minoans and Mycenaeans:


Minoans – An 8-minute segment from a longer documentary:


Meeting the Minoans - Knossos - a Journey in Time – An animated reconstruction of what the palace at Knossos may have looked like (fun for Minecraft inspiration!):


Crete | Knossos Palace – A video tour of the ruins of Knossos, as it looks today:


Minoan Bull Leaping - Ancient Crete – A clip about the sport of Bull Leaping, popular with the ancient Minoans:


Theseus and the Minotaur retold – A cute retelling of the story by kids, for kids:


The scientific origins of the Minotaur – An interesting video from TED-Ed:


West House Reconstruction - Akrotiri – A computer reconstruction of a house in Akrotiri, a Minoan settlement:


Mycenae, Greece: Ancient and Mysterious – A 4-minute video about this hilltop fortress:


The "Palace" and Grave Circle A, Mycenae – A Khan Academy video showing the palace ruins at Mycenae:


Lion Gate, Mycenae – Another Khan Academy video, which shows the Lion Gate and other artifacts from Mycenae:


The Minoan Legacy | The Greeks – This PBS Learning Media video explores the culture of the ancient Minoans.

From Cavemen to King | The Greeks  – Another PBS Learning Media video, about the decline of the Minoans and the rise of the Mycenaeans.



Reproductions of palace frescoes from Knossos – Scroll down to “The Minoan Frescoes at Knossos” to see the photos.

Minoan artifacts – Click “See works of art.”

Mycenaean artifacts – Click on each to learn more the objects.

A Mycenaean bronze dagger

A clay model of a Minoan house – Click on the photo to view a slightly larger size. You can also use the top or side menus to learn more about the Minoans.

Bull Leaping – Zoom in on this fresco depicting bull-leaping.

Maze Generator – Choose “circular” for the shape and create your own “minotaur maze” to download, print, and solve.

Linear B Chart – See what the Mycenanean written language looked like.


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