I really like the point you made about the art simply having focused on a certain aspect of Minoan culture. I hadn’t thought of that even being an option, but I suppose it certainly could have been the case. One thought I do have though is that it seems like there would at least be some sort of ruins show casing their weapons or some other evidence of the ‘warrior’ portion of their society. But hey, who knows, maybe those things have simply been lost. So much has been lost over thousands of years, so I wouldn’t doubt it! Also, as you said, perhaps the people who were able to pay for the art to be made were only the top of the top. Perhaps the people in the lower levels of the society did the fighting and such.
Great post! (: