Legacy of Ancient Greece

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Arthur Evans is the name of the English archaeologist who found remnants of the Minoan palace in Knossos.

True

The Minoan civilization collapsed around 1400 to 1230 BCE due to a volcanic eruption and foreign attacks.

True

The Mycenaeans belonged to the Indo-European race.

True

The name of the first civilization in Greece was derived from Minos, the mythic king of the Minoan Kingdom.

True

The capital of the Minoan Kingdom was Mycenae.

False

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Minoan Civilization

  • Arthur Evans, an English archaeologist, discovered remnants of the Minoan palace in Knossos.
  • The Minoan civilization declined between 1400 and 1230 BCE due to a devastating volcanic eruption and foreign invasions.
  • The term "Minoan" is derived from Minos, the mythic king of the Minoan Kingdom, in Greek mythology.

Minoan Kingdom

  • The capital of the Minoan Kingdom was not Mycenae, but rather Knossos.
  • The Mycenaeans were a distinct civilization that belonged to the Indo-European race.

Explore the legacy of ancient Greece and its impact on democracy in this quiz. Delve into the geographical influences on Greek history, the contributions of ancient Greeks to global politics and society, and the pioneering role of Greeks in championing the concept of democracy. Test your knowledge of Aegean civilization, the Minoans, and the foundational elements of Greek history.

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