Minoan Woman Fresco Fragment (image) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption The Minoans were a literate Bronze Age civilization that flourished thousands of years ago (one woman shown dancing, in a fresco fragment that dates from 1600-1450 BCE). Credit Photo by Wolfgang Sauber is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Usage Restrictions Must use credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.