According to Greek legend, Crete was ruled by three mythical brothers, Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthus. Sarpedon is said to have had dominion over the eastern part of the island until he was exiled by his brother Minos.
Το Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο είναι το μεγαλύτερο μουσείο της Ελλάδας και ένα από τα σημαντικότερα του κόσμου. Με αρχικό προορισμό να δεχθεί το σύνολο των ευρημάτων από ανασκαφές του 19ου αιώνα, κυρίως από την Αττική, αλλά και από άλλες περιοχές της χώρας, σταδιακά πήρε τη μορφή ενός κεντρικού Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου και εμπλουτίσθηκε με ευρήματα από όλα τα σημεία του ελληνικού κόσμου.
Reconstructing the human presence in historical settings has recently become the aim of several scientific co-operations between archaeological and computer science personnel. In particular, computer graphics help researchers to reconstruct original locations starting from a simple plan.
This website, published by John Younger of the Department of Classics of the University of Kansas, provides a brief introduction to the script, transliterations of all the major Linear A texts from Crete and the Aegean, a comprehensive bibliography of related publications from 1980 and a series of free downloadable fonts for Macintosh and Windows users of all the ancient Aegean scripts (Hieroglyphic, Linear A, Linear B and the Phaistos disc).
The Pylos-Iklaina Archaeological Project (IKAP) is an interdisciplinary research project in the area of Messenia, Greece. The project is carried out under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens and the direction of Professor Michael Cosmopoulos of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
The website has been created by the École française d’Athènes and the British School at Athens and focuses on the excavations conducted by the two aforementioned Schools. The database is organised by region, searchable both by toponym and via maps. Searches using key words and chronological terms lead directly into site records in either French or English. Alternatively, individual researchers may pursue their particular interests through free text searches. The task of compiling and entering site records has been divided according to region between the École française d’Athènes and the British School, in a manner which reflects their respective histories, research traditions, and geographical areas of interest. Site records thus appear in English or French, according to the native language of the editor.
The Virtual Museum has been realised through digital environments and 3-D images so as to give visibility to a few of the most remarkable artefacts included in the collections of the Museums involved in the project. To these artefacts have been linked thematic routes and touristic-cultural itineraries created on purpose.
The ancient Minoans are best known as seafarers, but excavations at the site of Zominthos, nestled in a plateau on Mt. Ida, Crete’s highest mountain, have shown that they were also highlanders. This important second-millennium B.C. site, located about 1,200 meters (nearly 4,000 feet) above sea level, lies on the ancient route between the palace at Knossos, the Minoans’ primary administrative center, and the sacred Ideon Cave, where many believe the legendary god Zeus was born and raised. Zominthos is the only mountaintop Minoan settlement ever to have been excavated and after just a handful of large-scale dig seasons is already yielding groundbreaking information.
Το EThOS (Electronic Theses Online System) έχει δημιουργηθεί από τη Βρετανική Βιβλιοθήκη και προσφέρει ελεύθερη πρόσβαση σε διατριβές που έχουν εκπονηθεί στην Αγγλία και βρίσκονται στη βιβλιοθήκη αυτή. Μπορείτε να τις κατεβάσετε και να τις σώσετε στον υπολογιστή σας.
The Aegean “Minoan” 3D GIS Project has been created by W. Sheppard Baird. It was initiated in 2007 to produce a three-dimensional (3D) full-color mapping of the archaeological sites of the Minoan times in the Aegean Sea area using Google Earth. It is intended to be a definitive geographical reference available to everyone.
The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world’s first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678–1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677.