The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs.
Minoan Era refers to the Minoan civilization of Crete during the Prehistoric period. The name comes from the mythical King Minos of Crete , given by the archaeologist Arthur Evans, who excavated the palace of Knossos. Minoan Crete is divided in 3 subcategories: The Early Minoan period (3400 bc – 2100 bc), the Middle Minoan period (2100 bc- 1580 bc) and after Minoan period (1580 bc – 1200 bc). The peak of the Minoan Civilization , with the large palaces and the imposing constructions was accomplished between 2100bc- 1200bc.