A Troubled Island | The Minotaur's Island (Ancient Greece Documentary) | Timeline

The mysterious island of Crete has always loomed large in imagination, as the home of the Minotaur -- that monstrous creature, half-man half-bull -- imprisoned in Daedalus' labyrinth. Before Crete collapsed in fire and violence, it gave birth to Europe's first civilisation nearly 5,000 years ago, and boasted an advanced, prosperous Mediterranean civilisation with hinged doors, flush toilets, and magnificent palaces.

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