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The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781845119423
Author(s): Leonard Cottrell
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Dimensions: 127 x 196 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 232
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

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The cities of Troy and Knossos are the stuff of legend. One, the city of Homer's 'Iliad', of Paris, Hector and Helen; the other home to a king who built a labyrinth in which to hide his monstrous son. 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, the discoveries at Troy and Knossos enabled a new understanding of Prehistoric Greece, the very dawn of civilisation.They also proved that what until then had only been myths and daydreams were actually 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 civilisations that were brought back to life, of the extraordinary men who toiled in their dusty ruins and of the magic and mystery of life in a world of gods and warriors.

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