The first great civilization of Greece started on Crete.It is called the Minoan, after its most famous king, Minos.[NP] The small Neolithic sandstone human figurine is believed to be up to 5,000 years old. He was especially worshipped on the island, and king Minos was considered his son.[....]"[Based on: BBC News article (Scotland's 'earliest face' found) - Page last updated at GMT, Friday, 21 August 2009 UK] *Link: Trivia / Minoan Civilization - "Bronze Age civilization, centring on the island of Crete. It is divided into three periods: the early Minoan period [c.3000-2200 B. The island has many myths surrounding it: here, the Minotaur was defeated by Theseus, Daedalus and Icarus worked here.
It seems likely that before 2000 BCE West Semitic had already split into two branches, Northern and Southern.Interlude: "Did orthodox church dogma suggest Earth was created about 4,000 B. Not only the first people, the first civilizations, the first languages, the first calendars, the first monuments, the first governments and religions, but after about 4,000 B. one can find nearly every Biblical event [thus all of Earth's history]. Unfortunately, this long-held popular paradigm has seriously warped a modern view of the ancient world by attributing post-4,000 B. dates to the oldest civilizations and world cultures on the planet.[NP] According to a report in The Press and Journal, the cathedral, at 82 ft long and 65 ft wide, is placed between two of Orkneys most famous Neolithic landmarks, the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.[....]"*Trivia: "A carving believed to be Scotland's earlist human face, dating back thousands of years, has been found on the Orkney island of Westray [Archaeologist Jakob Kainz made the discovery of the face]. According to Mythology, Crete was the place where Zeus grew up.