The Bull of MinosPaperback
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- Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 22mm | 376g
- Publication date: 1 October 2003
- Publication City/Country: Stroud
- ISBN 10: 0750933364
- ISBN 13: 9780750933360
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 12 b&w illustrations
This title explores the most remote beginnings of the Mediterranean civilizations that became classical Greece, and produces evidence to show that Homer's kings and heroes were almost certainly flesh and bone. It is the story of the great archaeological discoveries in Crete and Greece, made by Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans, who brought to light the burnt-out ruins of Troy, the Palace and treasure-filled tombs of the Mycenaean Kings, and the vast Palace of Sea Kings at Knossos. Chapters include The Treasure of Priam, Golden Mycenae, Island of Legend, and Palace of the Sea Kings.
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Leonard Cottrell's passionate interest in archaeology began when he was a boy of twelve and took him on extensive travels. From 1942-1959 he was on the staff of the BBC as war correspondent, documentary writer and drama producer. The first of his famous archaeological books The Lord Pharaohs was published in 1949.