- Feb 2011
- Kitchener. Ont.
So it's fare to say we have no evidence nor cause to believe the Minoans had the wherewithall (manpower, resources) to invade Egypt.Miletus and some other sites in the Aegean such as Akrotiri seem to have been Minoan colonies. They had some cultural influence over the Eastern Mediterranean: Cypro Minoan, the script used in Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age originated from Linear A, the Minoan script, and Minoan frescoes were appreciated by the kings of Egypt and the Levant.
That said I don't think they had power over the Eastern Mediterranean, because at the time there weren't real war ships, so they hardly could rule the whole Eastern Mediterranean sea, they likely controlled most of the Aegean however.