Archaeologists seek for Minoan fate
They created extraordinary artifacts for hundreds of years, revealing an aesthetic sensibility that influences Western civilization to this day. Then they simply disappeared.
Scholars are seeking answers to one of the great mysteries of the ancient world: What happened to the Minoans of Crete, who controlled a thriving Mediterranean trade network from around 2,200-1,450 BC? Now NOVA senior science editor Evan Hadingham reports on new evidence that a massive tsunami struck the Bronze Age society 3,500 years ago, destabilizing the culture to such a degree that social chaos brought about its ultimate destruction.
As part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, Mr. Hadingham spoke on the topic at Shrewsbury Public Library. Named after Minos, the mythical king of
Mr. Hadingham said the palace ruins of