In search of Knossos

the quest for the Minotaur"s labyrinth by Giovanni Caselli

Publisher: P. Bedrick Books in New York

Written in English
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  • Greece,
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  • Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941.,
  • Palace of Knossos (Knossos) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Crete -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Crete.,
  • Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Knossos (Extinct city) -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities.,
  • Knossos (Extinct city)

About the Edition

Describes the discovery and excavation of Knossos by the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and what the site revealed about the Minoan civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from about 3000 to 1150 B.C.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementwritten and illustrated by Giovanni Caselli.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesIn search of
LC ClassificationsDF221.C8 .C36 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL39119M
ISBN 100872265447
LC Control Number99028013

Book your tickets online for The Palace of Knossos, Knosos: reviews, articles, photos of The Palace of Knossos, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 10 attractions in Knosos.4/K TripAdvisor reviews. Women in Mycenaean Greece is the first book-length study of women in the Linear B tablets from Mycenaean Greece and the only to collect and compile all the references to women in the documents of the two best attested sites of Late Bronze Age Greece - Pylos on the Greek mainland and Knossos on the island of Crete. The book offers a systematic analysis of women’s tasks, holdings, and social 5/5(1). Search full-text index. Search Field List. Available Indexes Full-text Catalog. Full view only. Search HathiTrust. Advanced full-text search The prehistoric tombs of Knossos. About this Book. Evans, Arthur, Sir, View full catalog record. Rights. Public Domain in the United States, Google-digitized. Get this Book. I bought this guide after spending a few amazing hours walking around the palace of Knossos. The very first book that I selected from my school library was 'Theseus and the Minotaur' back in the 's. If this Bronze Age marvel had not been lost in time then surely it would have been listed as one of the wonders of the world. Four thousand /5(4).

Only, for guests that book guided tour of Knossos and skip-the-line entrance tickets, will be provided, Free Entrance tickets for students or children, by us. Knossos, a bewildering complex of more than interlocking rooms, a true labyrinth, was more than a cage of the gruesome was an astonishing palace, built for a mighty king. Knossos is located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Heraklion in the north of Crete and is reachable by public transport and taxi from the city. Most visitors opt for a tour from either Heraklion or Rethimno (just over an hour’s drive away). When to Get There Knossos is open all year round, but the most popular months to visit are July and August. Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture. Search. The Palace of Knossos. 12, Reviews #1 of 10 things to do in Crete. Historic Sites, All reviews guided tour arthur evans archaeological museum throne room guide book king minos information boards minoan civilization greek mythology own pace entrance fee visiting crete combined ticket interesting place ruins site knossos 4/K TripAdvisor reviews.

The great Palace of Knossos, which looked like a labyrinth, and the beast that lived inside; Fascinating stories such as the myth about the legendary King Minos, the courageous Theseus, as well as the giant robot Talos and creative Icarus and Daedalus; Date: Saturday, October Time: 11 am EST, 4 pm London time, 6 pm Greek time. Duration: 1. Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. It is a popular tourist destination today, as it is near the main city of Heraklion and has been substantially if imaginatively "rebuilt", making the site accessible to the casual visitor in a way that a field of unmarked ruins is not.   The Palace of Knossos: Visiting Palace of Knossos - traveler reviews, 11, candid photos, and great deals for Knosos, Greece, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews.   The history surrounding Knossos is fascinating; an ancient civilization with advanced knowledge of engineering and architecture that was destroyed following a volcanic eruption in Santorini. Subsequently man took several centuries to rediscover the knowledge lost along with the Minoan peopleK TripAdvisor reviews.

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In Search of Knossos tells the story of Evans's discoveries. Superb illustrations invite the reader to share his excitement at unearthing an ancient civilization, and through this to learn about the everyday life of the Minoan people. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

5/5(5). An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. In Search of Knossos: The Quest for the Minotaur's Labyrinth by Giovanni Caselli A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Get this from a library. In search of Knossos: the quest for the Minotaur's labyrinth. [Giovanni Caselli] -- Describes the discovery and excavation of Knossos by the archaelogist Sir Arthur Evans and what the site revealed about the Minoan civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from about Knossos Review The story Knossos by Laura Gill which I received through Goodreads in exchange for a review, spans across years from B.C.

to the end of the Bronze Age. It is portrayed in ten episodes or short stories which are very well written and captivating to read. In the first story, the stage is well set for the entire book where a number of clans (Dolphin Clan, Octopus Clan /5.

Excavating the site in search of the truth, Arthur Evans uncovered frescoed rooms and erotic statuettes, colourful ceramics and thousands of clay tablets bearing an indecipherable script.

Recounting the story of that determined quest and its extraordinary success, this book shows how Minoan civilization was restored to history.

Volume 1 of Knossos from Greek City to Roman Colony: Excavations at the Unexplored Mansion II, L. In search of Knossos book Volume 21 of No. 4 of the I.-O.P.C. Conference Series Issue 21 In search of Knossos book Supplementary volume - British School at Athens Issue 21 of Supplementary volume Issue 21 of The British School of Archaeology at Athens: Authors: L.

Sackett, Keith. For someone wanting to get a good, basic idea of the layout of the palace and what artifacts were found where, this book is perfect.

The descriptions help bring clarity to what is typically a labyrinthine subject. Great pictures and reconstructions. I also liked the summary of the myths about Knossos and the Minoans in the beginning of the s:   Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 'In addition to offering a new and convincing perspective to the original understanding of Knossos, this fascinating book will also serve as a useful guide, giving descriptions and explanations for many of the surviving Reviews: 1.

On MaArthur John Evans and his staff began to excavate on Crete, looking for the fabled site of Knossos, where an extraordinary civilization, a precursor to classical Greece, was rumored to have existed.

Almost from the first shovel stroke, artifacts began to emerge. Evans realized that here was "an extraordinary phenomenon, nothing Greek, nothing Roman. In my previous article, Knossos: The City of Gnosis, I had detailed that this city gave birth to the first European civilization and also many other inventions that we still use today in the modern Western ons such as the first true European language, the first paved roads, and the world’s first indoor plumbing with ‘flush’ toilets.

In Search of Knossos: The quest for the Minotaur's labyrinth The book is too short but otherwise the graphics tell the story. (We always want more -- AFA history, there's no end to the story) It's very colorful and tells the story of the Minoans, a lost civilization which predated the Greeks and evidently were very influential across the 5/5.

It is an okay book, but I do not feel it is a particularly insightful one. Those who are interested in learning about the life of Evans will probably find it of interest, but those who are more interested in the actual work he did at Knossos and the Minoans in general will probably want to look s: 3.

Knossos. The legendary Labyrinth. Go back millennia to a time when Knossos was the jewel of Crete, center of commerce and pilgrimage. Enter a world of priests and priestesses, bull dancers, scribes, architects, conquerors, schemers, and madmen who inspired the legends of the Labyrinth in these ten enthralling tales set in ancient Crete.

‎In the spring ofBritish archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture.

With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy. Search; Shop. Home» Catalog of Books» The Knossos TabletsSixth Edition. The Knossos Tablets The sixth edition of The Knossos Tablets brings for now to completion nearly years of the study of the texts of the Linear B inscriptions from the preeminent Cretan palatial site of the late Minoan Bronze Age.

linguistically and. Knossos (also Cnossos, both pronounced /(k ə) ˈ n ɒ s ɒ s,-s ə s /; Greek: Κνωσός, Knōsós; Linear B: Ko-no-so) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.

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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustr /5(2). Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture.

An outline of the ancient Minoan Palace 21 February This is a book that I picked up at one of the gift shops that dot the road to the entrance of Knossos. In fact, when you wonder through Greece you see lots of these stalls with a multitude of books (in a multitude of languages) in the myriad archaeological sites scattered about the country, however the books that tend to dominate the /5(2).

Knossos, city in ancient Crete, capital of the legendary king Minos, and the principal centre of the Minoan, the earliest of the Aegean civilizations (see Minoan civilization). The site of Knossos stands on a knoll between the confluence of two streams and is located about 5 miles (8 km) inland.


The Palace of Minos. At Knossos. London: Macmillan,Three volumes. Tall quarto, original full gilt-stamped cloth, top edges gilt. The Destruction of Knossos The Rise and Fall of Minoan Crete. Mellersh, H. Book -   The Palace of Minos at Knossos (Book): Scarre, Christopher: Discusses the ancient Minoan civilization of Knossos, Crete, as manifested by.

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See all 46 The Palace of Knossos tickets and tours on Tripadvisor4/K TripAdvisor reviews. In Cv/VAR 89 A guided tour of The Palace of Knossos in Crete introduces a detailed examination of artefacts and remains of the highly sophisticated Minoan civilization extant from to BC.

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In Search of Knossos:. Knossos is a fine place to wander, though less to glimpse the world of ancient myth and more to see how successive generations reinterpret their own past.

Atlas Obscura Trips Forgotten Greece. Etymology. Labyrinth is a word of pre-Greek origin whose derivation and meaning are uncertain.

Maximillian Mayer suggested as early as that labyrinthos might derive from labrys, a Lydian word for "double-bladed axe". Arthur Evans, who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete early in the 20th century, suggested that the palace was the original labyrinth, and since the double axe motif.Although the aim of being touristic guideline (the one I read is an old version without print date so not sure whether it is version) is mentioned at the introduction of the book, there are so many missed on great Minoan civilisation being the inspiration of Mediterranean /5(2).Explore Knossos holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.

| Crete’s must-see historical attraction is the Palace of Knossos, 5km south of Iraklio, and the capital of Minoan Crete. Combining a visit here with a spin around Iraklio's excellent Archaeological Museum is highly recommended.