Archaeologist Arthur Evans

The calendar was shown on July 8, 1851, when the British archaeologist Arthur Evans was born. Evans, who left life on July 11, 1941, having completed 90 years of his life, is famous in Greece and especially in Crete, as he was the head of the excavations that brought to light the antiquities in Knossos.

 

 

 

Το ημερολόγιο έδειχνε 8 Ιουλίου του 1851 όταν γεννιέται ο Βρετανός αρχαιολόγος Άρθουρ Έβανς. Ο Έβανς, ο οποίος έφυγε από τη ζωή στις 11 Ιουλίου του 1941, έχοντας συμπληρώσει 90 χρόνια ζωής, είναι διάσημος στην Ελλάδα και ειδικότερα στην Κρήτη, καθώς ήταν ο επικεφαλής των ανασκαφών που έφεραν στο φως τις αρχαιότητες στην Κνωσό.

Sir Arthur John Evans  was an English archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for developing the concept of Minoan civilization from the structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere throughout the eastern Mediterranean.

Evans was the first to define Cretan scripts Linear A and Linear B, as well as an earlier pictographic writing. Along with Heinrich Schliemann, Evans was a pioneer in the study of Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age.

The two men knew of each other. Evans visited Schliemann’s sites. Schliemann had planned to excavate at Knossos, but died before fulfilling that dream. Evans bought the site and stepped in to take charge of the project, which was then still in its infancy.

He continued Schliemann’s concept of Mycenaean civilization but soon found that he needed to distinguish another civilization, the Minoan.

Digital Reconstruction of Knossos Palace Reconstruction Crete

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