Minoan Civilization - The Monster and the Labyrinth

At the dawn of European history, Greece led the way with ground-breaking innovations. From the acoustically perfect arena at Epidaurus (where fourteen thousand spectators can still hear unamplified sound) to the towering Parthenon (in Athens), ancient Greeks created seven wonders.

This video clip initially provides a short summary of each; next moves into a story about the palace of Knossos (examining whether King Minos really built a labyrinth to hide a monster known as the Minotaur); then briefly introduces the Oracle at Delphi.

For the story on the Minotaur, move the clip forward to 2:30.

Media Credits

From Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece, directed by Chris Lethbridge, presented by John Shrapnel and produced by Green Umbrella. Copyright, Green Umbrella, all rights reserved. Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.  Broadcast, also, by the Discovery Channel.


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