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Raven Shaw

Excellent point about what both cultures felt comfortable about expressing and what we think we are perceiving about them. Is it possible that two cultures that thrive on trade may have been forming an advertising campaign through their artistic depiction of themselves? The Minoans may have been going for a fun resort feel, like a modern vacation spot that hides any internal strife that might turn off potential customers. The Mycenaeans may have protected themselves from being attacked and losing their excellent trade position, by making themselves look more scary and warlike. They were both savvy businesscultures, and we don’t have a lot of evidence to go on.