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The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece


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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.

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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations & Maps* Preface * Introduction * Prologue * Homer and the Historians * Schliemann the Romantic * The “Treasure of Priam” * “Golden Mycenae” * Pause for Reflection * “Here Begins an Entirely New Science” * The Quest Continues * Prelude to Crete * Island of Legend * A Challenge Accepted * The Birth-Cave of Zeus * “And Still the Wonder Grew” * Into the Labyrinth * The Villa Ariadne * The Palace of the Sea-Kings * “The Old Traditions Were True” * Epilogue * Appendix A: Mycenaes Second Glory * Bibliography

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Cottrell, Leonard
I. B. Tauris & Company
Ancient - Greece
Crete (Greece) Antiquities
World History-Ancient Near East
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