On March 23, 1900, Arthur John Evans and his employees started to excavate on Crete, searching for the fabled web site of Knossos, the place a rare civilization, a precursor to classical Greece, was once rumored to have existed. nearly from the 1st shovel stroke, artifacts started to emerge. Evans discovered that right here used to be a unprecedented phenomenon, not anything Greek, not anything Roman. a totally unexplored global. The Palace of Minos at Knossos recounts the intriguing tale of uncovering a striking society misplaced to the area for 3,500 years, from its preliminary discovery via its excavation to the constitution we see at the present time. Sidebars on archaeological options, illustrations of the websites, tables, and diagrams all through offer a wealth of data at the Palace. using artifacts and different records recovered from the Palace deliver out the voices of the folk of the previous, providing clues to who they have been and the way they lived. The Palace of Minos at Knossos concludes with an interview with archaeologist Chris Scarre who talks concerning the misperceptions approximately Knossos and what we actually learn about its tradition.

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