Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.
Knossos: the magnificent Queen’s Megaron (Late Minoan III)
In Linear B, WANAKATERO literally means “the house of the King or Queen” and in this case, the Linear B title refers to “the new palace of the Queen”, which is a masterpiece of Minoan architecture at its zenith. This is the only building which has been completely restored from the ruins of the Last Palace (Late Minoan III ca. 1450 BCE).
GREECE CHANNEL | Linear A - The Minoans developed the first written systems of Europe, the ornamental Cretan Hieroglyphs, and the stylized Linear A. Linear A is similar to Linear B, the writing system of Mycenaean Greeks. One major similarity to Linear B is the fact that most of the Linear A inscriptions are accounting lists of goods. One significant difference between Linear A and Linear B, however, is that Linear A was also used on personal objects for religious dedications.
Iconic images of the Battle of Crete - Hellenic American Leadership CouncilHellenic American Leadership Council
During the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης), Hitler’s army faced the wrath of Cretans fighting for their land and their lives. Civilians joined in the battle — women too — to defend their island. Iconic images from the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης) that were posted on HALC's blog.
Geometric Period - Gallery
Model of a small circular temple at Archanae. 1100-1000 BC. In the centre stands the goddess with her hands raised, and on the roof two figures -probably worshippers- can be discerned, along with a dog. Crete, Archaeological Museum, Herakleion 376 (Giamalakis Collection). Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Receipts Fund.