Birth of English Archaeologist Arthur Evans, Known for Finding Palace of Knossos on Crete

Birth of English Archaeologist Arthur Evans, Known for Finding Palace of Knossos on Crete

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Archaeologist Arthur Evans is born in Britain. He will be best known for finding the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete, bringing to light the ancient Minoan civilization. He will be one of the foremost pioneers of research and discovery of ancient Bronze Age civilizations in the Aegean.

Arthur Evans will be knighted in 1911 for his services to archaeology and honored by multiple nations.

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The Ancient Island of Crete - Knossos

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