Three Aegean cities dominated much of the cultural development of Europe during the Bronze Age: Knossos in Crete, Mycenae in Greece, and Troy in Asia Minor. What were their cultures and lifestyles like? How did they interact and trade? What do the ancient Greek myths, legends, and Homeric epics reveal about the history of these locations and their peoples? Who were the archaeologists who competed to discover, unearth, and interpret these sites and their contents – and who twisted ethics and science in doing so? And how has the knowledge gleaned from these locales inspired and helped shape subsequent thought, including that of modern-day psychology?
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