This article, which Rita Roberts has posted on her blog, is of CRITICAL importance in determining the background of these mysterious folk and the origins of their language and its script, Linear A.

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Whenever family or friends visit us the conversation usually turns to archaeology and the Minoan culture, this is because it is one of the subjects I have an interest in. The main question is usually, what was the Minoans origin as it has always been a mystery until I recently came across the following  BBC News Science & Environment  report which I thought extremely interesting.

EUROPE’S FIRST ADVANCED CIVILIZATION WAS LOCAL IN ORIGIN AND NOT IMPORTED FROM ELSEWHERE, A STUDY SAYS.

Analysis of DNA from ancient remains on the Greek island of Crete suggests the Minoans were indigenous Europeans, shedding new light  have on a debate over the provenance of this ancient culture.

Scholars have variously argued the Bronze Age civilization arrived from Africa, Anatolia or the Middle East.

Details appear in Nature Communications journal.

The concept of the Minoan civilization was first developed by Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist…

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