Encouraged through Schliemann's discoveries at Mycenae and Troy, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), keeper of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum from 1884 to 1908, trustee of the British Museum and fellow of the Royal Society, used his inherited wealth to buy land in Crete at Knossos. From 1900 he began excavations there in co-operation with the British college at Athens. paintings persevered for 8 complete seasons, uncovering a Bronze Age palace and bringing to gentle additional architectural and artefactual continues to be of Minoan civilisation, together with a number of texts in Linear A and Linear B. Evans' speculative reconstruction of the location in strengthened concrete continues to be arguable, and a few of his interpretations are disputed, yet his paintings was once pioneering and released in different volumes among 1921 and 1935. The index to this enormous success, released in 1936, was once the results of a painstaking collaboration together with his half-sister, Dame Joan Evans (1893-1977).
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