The seal stone of Pylos: a miracle of technology and art that ‘shouldn’t be there’ (15th century B.C.)

In this article we present a summary of information on one of the most intriguing Archeological finds, the seal stone of Pylos. Continue reading “The seal stone of Pylos: a miracle of technology and art that ‘shouldn’t be there’ (15th century B.C.)”

Evidence of violence and martial readiness in Minoan Crete

Just how peace loving were the Minoans? Why did they not leave behind images of wars, battles and walls despite their contacts with other eastern peoples who were their contemporaries and who used such representations? Were the inhabitants of Minoan Crete perhaps ‟flower children” living among the lilies and passing their time with bullfights and festivities in meadows and olive groves? Continue reading “Evidence of violence and martial readiness in Minoan Crete”

Genetic origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Iosif Lazaridis, Alissa Mittnik, Nick Patterson, Swapan Mallick, Nadin Rohland, Saskia Pfrengle, Anja Furtwängler, Alexander Peltzer, Cosimo Posth, Andonis Vasilakis, P. J. P. McGeorge, Eleni Konsolaki-Yannopoulou, George Korres, Holley Martlew, Manolis Michalodimitrakis, Mehmet Özsait, Nesrin Özsait, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Michael Richards, Songül Alpaslan Roodenberg, Yannis Tzedakis, Robert Arnott, Daniel M. Fernandes, Jeffery R. Hughey, Dimitra M. Lotakis, Patrick A. Navas, Yannis Maniatis, John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, Kristin Stewardson, Philipp Stockhammer, Ron Pinhasi, David Reich, Johannes Krause & George Stamatoyannopoulos. Continue reading “Genetic origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans”

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