The Minoan Civilization: A Marvel of Prehistoric Aegean with Dimitra Pilarinou - Context Travel

The Minoan Civilization: A Marvel of Prehistoric Aegean with Dimitra Pilarinou


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Join in the conversation about one of the most unique cultures of the ancient world that flourished on Crete, regarded today as the first advanced culture on European soil: meet the Minoans.

Between 7000 and 1100 BCE, on the beautiful island of Crete in Greece, a magnificent prehistoric culture was produced: most people know it as ''Minoan" the term used for its pinnacle from 3200 BCE onwards. Exceptionally advanced with highly developed technologies, the sophisticated Minoans possessed an imaginative power and childlike freshness the Eastern Mediterranean world had never seen before.

We will look beyond the widely held view of the hippie culture of flower-loving peaceful Minoans by using archaeological finds: from the complex architecture of palaces, towns, and tombs to the first writing systems of Europe. We’ll assess Minoan arts and crafts, from the mind-blowing craftsmanship of frescoes, jewels, and figurines. We’ll discuss how the emerging picture is not one of a monolithic culture but of a highly organized, stratified society that had the ability to absorb elements of Bronze Age contemporaneous civilizations, like the Egyptians, and transform them according to their own personality, constantly evolving until their decline.

Led by Dimitra Pilarinou, an expert on Minoan Archaeology, this interactive seminar will present an overview of the Minoan world. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the multifaceted aspects of the cradle of Europe's civilization.

Dimitra Pilarinou is a Greek archaeologist and Licensed Tour Guide with a Masters degree in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean. She has worked in excavations all around Greece, has given speeches on various topics in Seminars and Congresses, and has appeared on documentaries about the Minoans on History Channel and Travel Channel.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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Gail Goodrick (Seattle, US)
Minoan Civilization

The presenter is obviously very well informed. I feel I learned a lot from this presentation
It made me want to visit Crete.

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Arlene MacGregor (Plymouth, US)
Just what I was looking for

Dimitra Pilarinou is obviously in love with Crete and the Minoan Civilization. She has deep knowledge, and she speaks well and with enthusiasm. I am fascinated by Ancient Civilizations, and I am delighted to hear what Ms. Pilarinou has to offer. Were I to visit Crete, I would be delighted to have her as my guide.

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Barb MacDonald (Victoria, CA)

Another excellent seminar with Dimitra Pilarinou. She brings the Minoans to life.

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Jeff Tathwell (Hillsboro, US)
Fascinating and informative

Dimitra gave a wonderful overview and also an in-depth look at the Minoan Civilization. Her lecture was peppered with facts that I never knew and dispelled many myths. It is apparent that Dimitra is an expert in her field and really enjoys what she's doing.

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Ann White (Laurel, US)
Fascinating Topic

Dimitra is an entertaining speaker and a font of knowledge about ancient Crete!

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
95%
(21)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
G
Gail Goodrick (Seattle, US)
Minoan Civilization

The presenter is obviously very well informed. I feel I learned a lot from this presentation
It made me want to visit Crete.

A
Arlene MacGregor (Plymouth, US)
Just what I was looking for

Dimitra Pilarinou is obviously in love with Crete and the Minoan Civilization. She has deep knowledge, and she speaks well and with enthusiasm. I am fascinated by Ancient Civilizations, and I am delighted to hear what Ms. Pilarinou has to offer. Were I to visit Crete, I would be delighted to have her as my guide.

B
Barb MacDonald (Victoria, CA)

Another excellent seminar with Dimitra Pilarinou. She brings the Minoans to life.

J
Jeff Tathwell (Hillsboro, US)
Fascinating and informative

Dimitra gave a wonderful overview and also an in-depth look at the Minoan Civilization. Her lecture was peppered with facts that I never knew and dispelled many myths. It is apparent that Dimitra is an expert in her field and really enjoys what she's doing.

A
Ann White (Laurel, US)
Fascinating Topic

Dimitra is an entertaining speaker and a font of knowledge about ancient Crete!