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<ul><li> 1. Sir Arthur Evans<br />By Milo and Stella <br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Who was Sir Arthur Evans?<br />Sir Arthur Evans was born in Nash Mills,England in1851 <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. How did he become an archaeologist?<br />Evans Dad owned a paper mill which wouldlater fund his expeditions. <br />Attended Oxfords Brasenose College<br />Appointed curator at the Ashmolean Museum of Antiquities, Oxford<br />Set out to improve museums reputation<br />Inspired by Cretan seal stones and coin gifts to museum<br /> 4. Why Crete?<br />An unsuccessful dig inarea gave him some clues on where toexcavate<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 />Thats Crete<br /> 5. What did he find?<br />In 1899, he excavated the Palace of Knossos and named the peopleMinoans 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 Evans reconstructed buildings were not historically accurate but realistic<br /> 6. Later Life<br />Sir Arthur Evans was knighted in 1911 for his discoveries<br />After many years of excavations and reconstructingKnossos, Evans retired in 1931 and died 10 years later in Boars Hill, England<br />Retirement<br /> 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br /><br /><br /><br />Thanks for watching <br />From, Milo and Stella<br /> 8. BIBILIOGRAPHY (continued)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The cow appreciates your patience<br />Vive le Minotaur andMooooo!<br /></p>