Palace of Minos at Knossos

Palace of Minos at Knossos

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On March 23, 1900, Arthur John Evans and his staff began to excavate on Crete, looking for the fabled site of Knossos, where an extraordinary civilization, a precursor to classical Greece, was rumored to have existed. Almost from the first shovel stroke, artifacts began to emerge. Evans realized that here was "an extraordinary phenomenon, nothing Greek, nothing Roman. A wholly unexplored world." The Palace of Minos at Knossos recounts the exciting story of uncovering a remarkable society lost to the world for 3,500 years, from its initial discovery through its excavation to the structure we see today. Sidebars on archaeological techniques, illustrations of the sites, tables, and diagrams throughout provide a wealth of information on the Palace. The use of artifacts and other "documents" recovered from the Palace bring out the voices of the people of the past, offering clues to who they were and how they lived. The Palace of Minos at Knossos concludes with an interview with archaeologist Chris Scarre who talks about the misperceptiod what we really know about its culture.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195142721
  • 9780195142723

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"Illustrated with scenes of Evans at work, detailed diagrams, views of ancient artifacts and more, this helps to put a human face on our study of the past, while highlighting one of the past century's most important, and tantalizing, archaeological finds." -- Kirkus Reviews"The book is concise, clear, entertaining, and factual. It is useful for reports and a good read on an interesting subject." -- School Library Journal"There's lots to marvel at in this tour of the ancient palace at Knossos, Crete. The authors illustrate their story with colorful photographs of enormous pithoi, frescoes with bull-leapers and scenes from Arthur Evan's excavation site. A sidebar about architect Michael Ventris's decipherment of Linear B, the musterious language discovered at Knossos, will intrigue junior code-breakers." --Odyssey "Illustrated with scenes of Evans at work, detailed diagrams, views of ancient artifacts and more, this helps to put a human face on our study of the past, while highlighting one of the past century's most important, and tantalizing, archaeological finds." -- Kirkus Reviews "The book is concise, clear, entertaining, and factual. It is useful for reports and a good read on an interesting subject." -- School Library Journal "There's lots to marvel at in this tour of the ancient palace at Knossos, Crete. The authors illustrate their story with colorful photographs of enormous pithoi, frescoes with bull-leapers and scenes from Arthur Evan's excavation site. A sidebar about architect Michael Ventris's decipherment of Linear B, the musterious language discovered at Knossos, will intrigue junior code-breakers." --Odyssey "Illustrated with scenes of Evans at work, detailed diagrams, views of ancient artifacts and more, this helps to put a human face on our study of the past, while highlighting one of the past century's most important, and tantalizing, archaeological finds." -- Kirkus Reviews "The book is concise, clear, entertaining, and factual. It is useful for reports and a good read on an interesting subject." -- School Library Journal "There's lots to marvel at in this tour of the ancient palace at Knossos, Crete. The authors illustrate their story with colorful photographs of enormous pithoi, frescoes with bull-leapers and scenes from Arthur Evan's excavation site. A sidebar about architect Michael Ventris's decipherment of Linear B, the musterious language discovered at Knossos, will intrigue junior code-breakers." --Odyssey "Illustrated with scenes of Evans at work, detailed diagrams, views of ancient artifacts and more, this helps to put a human face on our study of the past, while highlighting one of the past century's most important, and tantalizing, archaeological finds." -- Kirkus Reviews"The book is concise, clear, entertaining, and factual. It is useful for reports and a good read on an interesting subject." -- School Library Journal"There's lots to marvel at in this tour of the ancient palace at Knossos, Crete. The authors illustrate their story with colorful photographs of enormous pithoi, frescoes with bull-leapers and scenes from Arthur Evan's excavation site. A sidebar about architect Michael Ventris's decipherment ofLinear B, the musterious language discovered at Knossos, will intrigue junior code-breakers." --Odysseyshow more

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