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Discusses the ancient Minoan civilization of Knossos, Crete, as manifested by the excavations of that city by the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans.
"Illustrated with scenes of Evans at work, detailed diagrams, views of ancient artifacts and more, this helps to put a human face on our study of the past, while highlighting one of the past century's most important, and tantalizing, archaeological finds." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The book is concise, clear, entertaining, and factual. It is useful for reports and a good read on an interesting subject." -- School Library Journal
"There's lots to marvel at in this tour of the ancient palace at Knossos, Crete. The authors illustrate their story with colorful photographs of enormous pithoi, frescoes with bull-leapers and scenes from Arthur Evan's excavation site. A sidebar about architect Michael Ventris's decipherment of Linear B, the musterious language discovered at Knossos, will intrigue junior code-breakers." --Odyssey