SECRETS OF MINOS: Sir Arthur Evans' Discoveries at Crete by Alan Honour

SECRETS OF MINOS: Sir Arthur Evans' Discoveries at Crete

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Alan Honour's smoothly written interesting biography of Sir Arthur Evans, aside from containing the facts of Sir Arthur's life, his interest in ancient history, his travels through the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire, his early diggings on the island of Crete, and his eventual writings and rewards, houses fascinating information on the Minoan civilization and an excellent probing of the archaeological method of research. From Evan's first discovery of small artefacts, the author traces find after find until the entire city of Knossos and its marvelous palace of Minos are revealed before us. Teenagers interested in history or any of its related subjects will find this exciting reading.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1961
Publisher: McGraw-Hill -- Whittlesey House