In a previous post (on the Achaeans, Trojans, and Minoans) I stated that the Trojans and the Minoans were related. The earliest "Minoans" (whose civilization on the island of Crete was established about 2600 BC) were of Semitic stock. Which is appropriate, since Noah prophesied this about Shem (one of his three sons): "And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:26-27)
The early Minoans were most likely matriarchal. They most likely came from the city of Tyre. It was not until Darda, a grandson of Judah (by way of Zerah), and his group of Judahites, arrived on the island--that the Minoan kingdom became a great power in the Eastern Mediterranean.
1 Kings 4:31 says of Solomon, "For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan, the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all nations round about." Solomon was the wisest man ever, being knowledgeable in a number of areas. To say that David's son was wiser than Darda, Calcol, Heman, and Ethan--it must being saying a lot about the latter: they were quite wise themselves. And no doubt they possessed much knowledge.
Then it can be said that Darda is the one responsible for developing the language of the Minoans--called "Linear A"--that remains undeciphered to this day. And it may very well be that Darda was the mastermind behind the giant robot--named "Talos"--that circled the island of Crete three times a day, ever vigilant for hostile warships from jealous neighboring kingdoms. After all the Minoan cities--the capital of Knossos and the other towns--were unwalled. These later Minoans (once Darda and his Judahites took over and made Minoan society into a patriarchical one) were confident in the deterrence afforded by their robotic defender and their impressive navy.