Minoan Civilization (2400 B.C. – 1450 B.C.)
Four thousand years ago, the Minoan Civilization, the oldest great civilization developed in Europe, flourished in the island of Crete. Minoan women had equal rights with men, and were very active and free to participate in all aspects of social life. They also showed particular interest in their appearance. They used to take care of their face, body and hair, apply natural cosmetics, have special hairstyles and wear jewelry. The excavations shed light on the fact that Minoan women instinctively knew that olive oil was itself one of the most effective beauty secrets for their skin and hair.
mural: “Parisian”, Knossos 15th century B.C.