Crete is an island in the Egean sea, half way between Egypt and Greece.
The civilisation that develops there between 3000 and 1200 b.C works constitutes a bridge between the Egyptians and the Geeks because of the commercial relations that it establishes with both.
The major artistic remains of Crete are its palaces . They do not only define its architecture, but they also show its paintings.
Sculpture is modest and independant.