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Post  TamaraG on Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:19 pm

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the 13 administrative regions of Greece. The largest city of Crete is Heraklion. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry, and music). Crete was once the center of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC).

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Post  Alianny on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:43 pm

The island is first referred to as Kaptara. It was also known in ancient Egyptian as Keftiu, strongly suggesting some form similar to both was the Minoan name for the island. The current name of Crete is thought to be first attested in Mycenaean Greek. Crete is actually a very interesting place to learn about. Smile

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