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The Knossos Labyrinth

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134967858
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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. Homer left elusive clues about the Knossian court and when the lost site of Knossos gradually re-emerged from obscurity in the nineteenth century, the first excavators - Minos Kalokairinos, Heinrich Schliemann, and Arthur Evans - were predisposed to see the site through the eyes of the classical authors. Rodney Castleden argues that this line of thought was a false trail and gives an alternative insight into the labyrinth which is every bit as exciting as the traditional explanations, and one which he believes is much closer to the truth. Rejecting Evans' view of Knossos as a bronze age royal palace, Castleden puts forward alternative interpretations - that the building was a necropolis or a temple - and argues that the temple interpretation is the most satisfactory in the light of modern archaeological knowledge about Minoan Crete.

The Palace Of Minos At Knossos

Author : Chris Scarre
ISBN : 9780198032588
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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On March 23, 1900, Arthur 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. A wholly unexplored world." The Palace of Minos at Knossos recounts the exciting story of uncovering a remarkable society lost to the world for 3,500 years, from its initial discovery through its excavation to the structure we see today. Sidebars on archaeological techniques, illustrations of the sites, tables, and diagrams throughout provide a wealth of information on the Palace. The use of artifacts and other "documents" recovered from the Palace bring out the voices of the people of the past, offering clues to who they were and how they lived. The Palace of Minos at Knossos concludes with an interview with archaeologist Chris Scarre who talks about the misperceptions about Knossos and what we really know about its culture.

An Early Destruction In The Mycenaean Palace At Knossos

Author : Jan Driessen
ISBN : 906831257X
Genre : Crete (Greece)
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Reading The New Testament

Author : John M. Court
ISBN : 0415103673
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Reading the New Testamentis the lead volume to the successful New Testament Readings Series. It analyzes the many ways in which the New Testament can be read and interpreted. Rather than prescribing one 'correct' way of reading, this study offers an overview of and introduction to the most influential theories of recent scholarship, discussing the background against which such theories are developed. It shows the advantages of combining methods of reading, thus stimulating an interaction between various approaches, illustrated by the individual volumes in the series. This is an important addition to New Testament literature, offering the student of religion a comprehensive overview of the methods and approaches used by scholars in the field.

Arthur Evans And The Palace Of Minos

Author : Ann Brown
ISBN : 0907849504
Genre : History
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The Palace of Minos -- legendary Cretan home of the Minotaur -- captured the imagination of people worldwide from the moment its excavator, Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941) first reported his discoveries in the press. This book illustrated from archive material in the Ashmolean, shows how the excavations proceeded and how the reconstruction of parts of the Palace was achieved.

King Arthur

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134373765
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King Arthur is often written off as a medieval fantasy, the dream of those yearning for an age of strong, just rulers and a contented kingdom. Those who accept his existence at all generally discard the stories that surround him. This exciting new investigation argues not only that Arthur did exist, as a Dark Age chieftain, but that many of the romantic tales - of Merlin, Camelot and Excalibur - are rooted in truth. In his quest for the real King Arthur, Rodney Castleden uses up-to-date archaeological and documentary evidence to recreate the history and society of Dark Age Britain and its kings. He revives the possibility that Tintagel was an Arthurian legend, and proposes a radical new theory - that Arthur escaped alive from his final battle. A location is even suggested for perhaps the greatest mystery, the whereabouts of Arthur's grave. King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend offers a more complete picture of Arthur's Britain and his place in it than ever before. The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers with an interest in Arthuriana.

Palaces Of Minoan Crete

Author : Gerald Cadogan
ISBN : 0415065852
Genre : Crete
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Together with its numerous site plans and photographs, this book does much to broaden our understanding of a remarkable civilization through the buildings which were at its centre.

Ride Of The Second Horseman

Author : Robert L. O'Connell
ISBN : UOM:39015035010316
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An exploration of the roots of organized warfare examines the diverse functions of war preformed in ancient civilizations and that modern industrialization has nearly made war obsolete


Author : Adrian Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015048579315
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Lists and annotates some 380 books, journal articles, conference papers, and other sources of information on Crete, focusing on both history and contemporary life. Most works described are in English, with a few in other languages. Only material published since the mid- 19th century has been included, with a heavy bias towards the late 20th century. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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