Early Bronze Age
About 3000 BC new people apparently arrived in the Aegean, perhaps from Asia Minor. They used bronze for their weapons and tools, thus introducing the Bronze Age to the area. On the mainland their villages appear to have been small independent units, often protected by thick walls; over time, the buildings on Crete and in the Cyclades became more complex. Burials were communal throughout the Aegean, but burial practices varied. On the mainland, pit graves and some of more elaborate construction were common; in the Cyclades, stone-lined burial chambers (cists); and on Crete, circular stone tombs, rectangular ossuaries (bone depositories), and caves. All had places for cult offerings, and the dead were often buried with beautiful objects.
Italian Greyhound is a breed of miniature English greyhound that belongs to the toy-dog class and is more slender in all proportions. The Italian greyhound is believed to have originated in Asia Minor more than 2000 years ago by the inbreeding of small specimens of the full-sized greyhound. From Asia Minor the breed spread into southern Europe and then into England, where it became a favorite of queens and ladies of the nobility. The Italian greyhound was introduced into the U.S. in the late 19th century. The dog has a long and narrow head; large, bright eyes; soft and delicate ears; a deep, narrow chest; a back that curves and droops at the hindquarters; and a rather long tail that is held low. The dog is of various colors, including white, fawn, red, blue, and black, but is usually gold or silver fawn in color. The Italian Greyhound weighs about 4 kg (about 8 lb).