The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

by Leonard Cottrell
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The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece by Leonard Cottrell

This is the story of two of the most heroic, and controversial, figures in archaeology: Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the remains of Troy, and Arthur Evans who unearthed the great city of King Minos. Ranking alongside Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, these discoveries at Troy and Knossos enabled a new understanding of Prehistoric Greece. They also proved that what until then had only been myths and daydreams of achaeologists and historians were historically real. The Cretans did indeed worship the cult of the bull. Achilles and Agamemnon really did live. Replete with drama and adventure, The Bull of Minos tells of the 3,000-year old civilizations that were revealed in their full glory, of the extraordinary men who toiled in their dusty ruins, and of the magic and mystery of life in an ancient world of gods and warriors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845119423
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leonard Cottrell (1913-1974) was also commentator, writer and producer for the BBC He is the author of several books, includingThe Lost Pharaohs, Enemy of Rome, Queens of the Pharaohs and Realms of Gold.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this very accessible, and an interesting history lesson in the beginnings of archaeology as a field. There are recent theories about the disaster that destroyed the Minoan civilization that are not covered in this book, but this book manages to covey the excitement of these early finds and on my part, has left me watching for more information about these sites ever since I first read it. This edition does not include color photographs, which is a great pity, and has far fewer photographs than the original edition I once owned.