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The Palace of Minos
A Comparative Account of the Successive Stages of the Early Cretan Civilization as Illustrated by the Discoveries at Knossos

Volume 2

Part 1

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108061025

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  • Inspired by Schliemann's discoveries at Mycenae and Troy, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851–1941), keeper of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum from 1884 to 1908, trustee of the British Museum and fellow of the Royal Society, used his inherited wealth to purchase land in Crete at Knossos. From 1900 he commenced excavations there in co-operation with the British School at Athens. Work continued for eight full seasons, uncovering a Bronze Age palace and bringing to light further architectural and artefactual remains of Minoan civilisation, including numerous texts in Linear A and Linear B. Evans' speculative reconstruction of the site in reinforced concrete remains controversial, and some of his interpretations are disputed, but his pioneering work is painstakingly detailed in this highly illustrated multi-volume work, published between 1921 and 1935, with an index volume appearing in 1936. Part 1 of Volume 2 first appeared in 1928.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108061025
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 22 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 231 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 5 maps
    • availability: Available
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    33. Discovery of late Neolithic houses beneath central court
    34. Impulse from the south - new lights on early Nilotic connexions
    35. Transit road from Knossos across central Crete to port on Libyan Sea
    36. The Minoan viaduct south of the palace
    37. 'Caravanserai' by road-head
    38. The stepped portico and south-western system of the palace
    39. The transit road in relation to north and west
    40. Reactions on Middle Kingdom Egypt
    41. South-east polychrome deposit (M.M. IIa) at Knossos and parallel find at Harageh
    42. The harbour town of Knossos
    43. Reactions of coastal road east
    44. Mallia and Niru Khani
    45. Evidences of earthquake shock at Knossos
    46. Knossos and Candia earthquake centres
    47. South-east palace angle and adjacent shrine of the double axes
    48. Restoration of palace after M.M.IIIb earthquake
    49. Town of Knossos and the great rebuilding.

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