The Minoan civilization on the Mediterranean island of Crete flourished from 2000-1500 BC. Then it gradually declined, it's palaces disappearing into the landscape-to be rediscovered in the late 19th century. Produced for Britain's Channel 4, hosted by historian and author Bettany Hughes (When the Moors Ruled in Europe), this fascinating documentary brings ancient history, myths, and culture to life. Approximately. 98 min. On 1 DVD.