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When did Sir Arthur Evans find Knossos?

Last Updated: 18th May, 2020


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Herein, what was discovered at Knossos?

Sir Arthur Evans, in full Sir Arthur John Evans, (born July 8, 1851, Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, England—died July 11, 1941, Youlbury, near Oxford, Oxfordshire), British archaeologist who excavated the ruins of the ancient city of Knossos in Crete and uncovered evidence of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization, which

Furthermore, which culture did Sir Arthur Evans uncover? The English archeologist Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941) discovered and excavated the most important sites of Minoan civilization in Crete and thus made the greatest single contribution to the knowledge of European and Mediterranean prehistory.

Considering this, who discovered Knossos in Crete?

Minos Kalokairinos

When did Arthur Evans die?

July 11, 1941

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