minoans: ancient Advanced culture
The Minoans were an advanced ancient culture centered on the island of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The Minoan civilization developed as people were spreading out after the Tower of Babel Incident. Archaeologists cite the beginning of the Minoan Civilization at 2700 B.C. and ending at 1450 B.C. If these dates are accurate, then the Minoan civilization would have been one of the first civilizations to develop along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley. Scholars describe the Minoans having the first advanced civilization in Europe. Evidence of their advanced civilization is found in their architectural ruins, tools, artwork, writing systems, and their trading industry. The Minoans built extravagant palaces with advanced plumbing systems, the most notable of which was found at Knossos. The Minoans were known for trading with other Mediterranean region nations and their artwork and crafts have been found in Israel and Egypt. This trade made the Minoans wealthy as the Minoans were able to build ships that could reach Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Minoan Civilization mysteriously ended in 1450 B.C. while possible causes include earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. The Minoan civilization existed during the Bronze Age, which is a period known for the frequent use of bronze for toolmaking. The work of British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans helped rediscover the ruins of the Minoan civilization in the early 20th century. The Minoan writing script system is known as Linear A and was replaced by Linear B, while the writing was carved on clay tablets. Minoan religion was polytheistic and focused on female goddesses and nature and female priests were common in Minoan religion. The Minoans were strong with trading among other nations in the region including Mesopotamia and Egypt. The most common items traded include saffron, copper, and ceramics, while the Minoans are strongly known for their pottery. Minoans developed strong agricultural practices and raised cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, while growing wheat, barley, vetch, chickpeas, figs, olives, and grapes. Minoan farmers used wooden plows that were bound by leather to wooden handles and were pulled by pairs of donkeys or oxen. From agriculture to architecture, crafts and toolmaking, trading with other nations and a developed writing system, the Minoans were an advanced civilization that developed only a few centuries after the Flood of Genesis and the Tower of Babel dispersion. Along with the several other major advanced civilizations that developed in the world around the same time, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Peru, and Mesoamerica, the secular world is forced to consider that humans were capable of creating these advanced civilizations quickly without thousands of years of hunter-gatherer evolution into civilization. The hunter-gather and caveman references are actually referring to those who lived at the same time as citizens of advanced cultures but for some reason refused to be a part of these civilizations or were somehow involuntarily forced to live in isolation. The transition from the Tower of Babel to the first advanced civilizations was only a few centuries as man was intelligently designed to create advanced civilization quickly without thousands of years of evolution as the secularists and academics believe.