Arthur Evans

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Noun1.Arthur Evans - British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)Arthur Evans - British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
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The palace, which was discovered by British archaeologist Sir Arthur John Evans, is a wonderful insight into Greek mythology, with its throne room and many frescos adorning the walls.
A short-sighted little fellow, only 5ft 2in tall, Arthur John Evans had the advantages of a substantial private income and an inherited footing in the academic world.
A British archaeologist, Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), felt there might be some historical fact in that myth and, beginning in 1894, he engaged in archaeological excavations in Greece.