The Find of a Lifetime (Book published December 31, 2001)

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Author  Sylvia L. Horwitz
Publisher  Phoenix
Publication Date   December 31, 2001
ISBN  1842122215
Pages  278

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The obsessions of a dapper Victorian gentleman led to one of the most breathtaking discoveries in archeology: the Palace of Minos at Knossos. As the brilliant curator of the famed Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Sir Evans was already well known when, at 50, he embarked on his most celebrated role. Less than a month after the first spadeful of earth was turned on the site, he located a labyrinthine palace that clearly had been the seat of a fabulously wealthy and powerful culture. Here is the truth and the legend behind the momentous find. 6 1/4 X 9 1/4. 20 B&W Illustrations

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