The rest is more or less imaginative reconstruction, commissioned in the first half of the twentieth century by sir arthur evans, the british excavator of the palace of knossos (and the man who coined the term “minoan” for this prehistoric cretan civilization, after the mythical king minos who is said to have. As currelly's words suggest, sir arthur evans was the single most influential person to have shaped modern understanding of the minoan civilisation a wealthy english archaeologist, it was evans who excavated the 'palace' at knossos on crete, and who adopted the term 'minoan' to describe the bronze. Cavations at knossos, evans formed the idea that crete was the cradle of european society, the precursor of modern western society5 it is against this background that the european character of minoan civilization, the palace, minoan kingship, and a monotheistic be- lief system focused on the mother. Since its discovery in 1900 by the archeologist sir arthur evans, the palace of knossos has been a suject of all controversies indeed, sir arthur evans was. Biography of arthur evans arthur evans (1851-1941) was born into a well-to-do family his father was an eminent archaeologist and collector that had been seen before evans worked hard to complete the excavations (1900-1905), and to publish them, chiefly in the six volumes called the palace of minos at knossos. Joseph a macgillivray, minotaur: sir arthur evans and the archaeology of the minoan myth new york: hill and wang, 2000 pp viii, 373 the elaborate structure that emerged from the soil became, inevitably, the palace of minos m wonders if we should not rather consider it a temple complex. The palace of minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at knossos by evans, arthur, sir, 1851-1941 evans, joan, 1893- publication date 1921-1935 topics crete ( greece) -- antiquities, greece -- civilization publisher london : macmillan. When archaeologist sir arthur evans excavated sites on crete, the largest of the greek islands, he uncovered the remains of the ancient city of knossos the city thrived in the second millennium bce and was home to the people evans referred to as minoans whether nature or war destroyed this peaceful and successful.
Sir arthur evans was the excavator of the minoan palace at knossos and created the concept of the minoan empire. Arthur evans and the palace of minos in 1878, minor excavations at the site of kefala hill (the site of the palace at knossos) on crete undertaken by a man named minos kalokairinos from nearby town of heraklion, had unearthed some fragments of pottery and a clay tablet inscribed with an unknown script. The palace of minos and the prehistoric civilization of crete proceedings of the british association (bournenouth) 416–17 evans, arthur j 1921–1935 the palace of minos at knossos, 4 vols london: macmillan evans, arthur j 1925 the 'ring of nestor': a glimpse into the minoan after-world. Archaeologist, academic and adventurer arthur evans was born in hertfordshire he is best known for unearthing the palace of knossos on crete and for detailing the existence of the minoan civilisation evans was also the first to decipher ancient cretan scripts and early pictographic writing although.
Crete's premier tourist attraction, the fabled bronze age palace of knossos, enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the first reinforced concrete buildings ever erected on the island reconstructed by the english archaeologist arthur evans between 1905 and 1930, the walls of the palace are built of square concrete. Evans, arthur j: the palace of minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at knossos universitätsbibliothek heidelberg ([email protected]
Every day, come rain or shine, tourist buses rumble through the cretan village of knossos to the “palace of minos”, a sprawling bronze age site unearthed 100 years ago by arthur evans, a british archaeologist who was knighted for his work their passengers queue patiently in the courtyard, waiting for a. British archaeologist whose name is inextricably bound up with excavations and restoration work at the palace of knossos born as the son of numismatist john evans, he studied at oxford and briefly in göttingen from 1875 to 1882 he travelled through the balkans as a correspondent of the manchester guardian in 1884. Arthur john evans was born at the red house, by nash mills in hertfordshire, on july 8th 1851 he was arthur evans's travels in the balkans and crete (1993) , provides a captivating foretaste evans's nicoletta momigliano, duncan mackenzie: a cautious canny highlander and the palace ofmino7 at knossos, bics.
Arthur evans was born on july 8, 1851 in nash mills, england he was the first arthur's father, john evans, had worked in his uncle's paper mill where he met and married his cousin, harriet in 1850 the couple within a few months, most of the palace was uncovered and many artifacts were discovered in 1905, the.
Sir arthur john evans frs fba freng (8 july 1851 – 11 july 1941) was an english archaeologist and pioneer in the study of aegean civilization in the bronze age he is most famous for unearthing the palace of knossos on the greek island of crete evans continued heinrich schliemann's concept of a mycenaean. Many other archaeologists began to look for other sites twenty four years later sir arthur evans began to excavate the site at knossos on the island of crete this promised to yield a complex that would include a palace he named the civilisation that had dwelt at knossos the 'minoans', after the mythical king minos who is. Wwwnationalhellenicmuseumorg presented by dr nanno marinatos, head and professor of the department of classics and mediterranean studies, university of il.