Sir Arthur Evans<br />By Milo and Stella <br />
Who was Sir Arthur Evans?<br />Sir Arthur Evans was born in Nash Mills,  England in  1851 <br />He died at 90 years old in...
How did he become an archaeologist?<br />Evan’s Dad owned a paper mill which would  later fund his expeditions. <br />Atte...
Why Crete?<br />An unsuccessful dig in  area gave him some clues on where to  excavate<br />Locals kept finding artifacts ...
What did he find?<br />In 1899, he excavated the Palace of Knossos and named the people  Minoans after the mythical King M...
Later Life<br />Sir Arthur Evans was knighted in 1911 for his discoveries<br />After many years of excavations and reconst...
BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />http://www.athenapub.com/11evans.GIF<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Evans<br />http://www.bbc....
BIBILIOGRAPHY (continued)<br />http://www.dilos.com/location/13407<br />http://pages.cthome.net/cyberelise/aevans.html<br ...
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  1. 1. Sir Arthur Evans<br />By Milo and Stella <br />
  2. 2. Who was Sir Arthur Evans?<br />Sir Arthur Evans was born in Nash Mills, England in 1851 <br />He died at 90 years old in 1941<br />Friend of Heinrich Schliemann fellow archaeologist<br />He was an archaeologist who discovered the Minoans of Crete (1600-1400bce), one of early advanced civilizations before Athens<br />Why are these things always chipped ? <br />
  3. 3. How did he become an archaeologist?<br />Evan’s Dad owned a paper mill which would later fund his expeditions. <br />Attended Oxford’s Brasenose College<br />Appointed curator at the Ashmolean Museum of Antiquities, Oxford<br />Set out to improve museum’s reputation<br />Inspired by Cretan “seal stones” and coin gifts to museum<br />
  4. 4. Why Crete?<br />An unsuccessful dig in area gave him some clues on where to excavate<br />Locals kept finding artifacts there<br />Myths like the Minotaur took place on Crete and say there was some civilization there<br />Schliemann believed there was possibly an ancient empire buried there, except he died before he started excavation<br />That’s Crete<br />
  5. 5. What did he find?<br />In 1899, he excavated the Palace of Knossos and named the people Minoans after the mythical King Minos<br />The excavations uncovered complicated corridors, pottery and frescoes<br /> Artifacts showed a very civilized people with running water and a class system <br />Clay tablets with writing called Linear A and Linear B <br />The reconstruction of the Palace began in 1903 briefly interrupted by WWI and continued until 1931<br />Unfortunately Evan’s reconstructed buildings were not historically accurate but realistic<br />
  6. 6. Later Life<br />Sir Arthur Evans was knighted in 1911 for his discoveries<br />After many years of excavations and reconstructing Knossos, Evans retired in 1931 and died 10 years later in Boar’s Hill, England<br />Retirement<br />
  7. 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />http://www.athenapub.com/11evans.GIF<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Evans<br />http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/greek_world/<br />Thanks for watching <br />From, Milo and Stella<br />
  8. 8. BIBILIOGRAPHY (continued)<br />http://www.dilos.com/location/13407<br />http://pages.cthome.net/cyberelise/aevans.html<br />http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.vakras.com/pythia-and-sfinx-pics/zevs-y<br />http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.heraklion.gr/files<br />The cow appreciates your patience<br />Vive le Minotaur and Mooooo!<br />

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