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A trip to Crete wouldnt be complete without a visit to Knossos, called sometimes the Europes oldest city. It is surprising that even if that civilization was so developed, we know so little about it. I wonder whether our current civilization comes also to an end, and if so, how will it be perceived in the future. We like to believe that humanity, science and technology will keep progressing, but the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus was a good lesson about how fragile our world is and how easily it can be torn apart. We sometimes imagine that the people in the future will have so much more knowledge and will be able to do things unimaginable now. For that to happen we have to develop a culture which appreciates knowledge, wisdom, and experience. Unfortunately, we are far from that. Enough to note what sort of leaders we are choosing or who in the society earns more money: a scientist or a salesperson. I dare to say that our civilization will not last very long.

Facts about Knossos from Wikipedia:
The site of Knossos has had a very long history of human habitation, beginning with the founding of the first Neolithic settlement (c. 7,000 BC).
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1,3801,100 BC. The reason why is unknown, but one of the many disasters that befell the palace is generally put forward.
In the First Palace Period (around 2,000 BC), the urban area reached a size of as many as 18,000 people. In its peak, the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100,000 people shortly after 1,700 BC.

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