In the palace of Minos, the king of Crete after whom both the Minoan era and the Minoan civilization, which reached its peak around 1700 BC, were named after, archeologists discovered huge vessels destined for storage of the wine that the Minoans produced and sold. As it is evidenced by ancient inscriptions (1450 BC), wine and the Minoan civilization were inextricably linked. Despite the fact that some of these inscriptions were written in Linear A which has not been deciphered yet, certain figures on the inscriptions have been recognized as being linked to quantities of wine.