In my previous article, Knossos: The City of Gnosis, I had detailed that this city gave birth to the first European civilization and also many other inventions that we still use today in the modern Western World. Creations such as the first true European language, the first paved roads, and the world’s first indoor plumbing with ‘flush’ toilets. Also, from the city of Knossos, the first true organized shipping and commerce business was created that was operated by the local Cretan royal family or families. Let’s just say, these people were talking, writing and shipping circles around their competition at the time and their ability to create many new inventions had established these people firmly in a royal class that could not be matched or beaten for hundreds of years.

On top of all the new inventions and creations, Knossos is also home to one of the first original libraries and royal archives in Europe. In was in this city where the 19th century archaeologist,  Sir Arthur Evans had found discovered the royal palaces of King Minos and a people whom he had coined, “The Minoans.” When Sir Evans had begun escalating on Crete, he found some clay tablets with an early Greek writing inscribed on them that had peeked his interest and in the spring of 1900, he started to discover hundreds of clay tablets. At the time, these tablets had garnished a tremendous amount of interest by both Evans and the Crown because they would most likely tell us who exactly these people were, how they operated and their international relations with other kingdoms such as Egypt. But it appears that there is some type of cover up of the content of these tablets. To this day there has been nothing released to the public about what is said on these tablets and the claims made in various books etc state that

these tablets were still undeciphered.  I personally feel is propaganda and these tablets hold the keys
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The Greeks were the first to add literary works to their collections adopting the writing of the Phoenician. As early as 1 000 b.c. Knossos maintained records of some two thousand clay tablets that have now come to light consisting of mostly business inventories and military contracts. The discoveries at Knossos and other sites in Crete include thousand of tablets.

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