Herakleion Museum

Author : J. A. Sakellarakis
ISBN : 9602130393
Genre : History
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From the remote Neolithic period the soil of Crete has lovingly protected priceless treasures, which have been, and are continually being brought to light by archaeological excavations.These masterpieces of Cretan, and especially of Minoan civilization, are now displayed in the Herakleion Museum, and form a collection of unique value.The publication of the Guide to the Herakleion Museum by Ekdotike Athenon is intended to help the visitor to become acquainted with the treasures of Cretan art in a scientific and methodical way, and, through the exhibits, to trace the evolution of the civilization of the island throughout the many centuries of its history.The structure and composition of the book has been designed with these aims in mind, and the relevant photographs are set out alongside the text. The visitor thus has the opportunity to come into contact, room by room, with the great artistic achievements of Minoan civilization, and to form an idea of the character of its unique cultural heritage.
Category: History


Author : Adrian Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015048579315
Genre : Reference
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Lists and annotates some 380 books, journal articles, conference papers, and other sources of information on Crete, focusing on both history and contemporary life. Most works described are in English, with a few in other languages. Only material published since the mid- 19th century has been included, with a heavy bias towards the late 20th century. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Reference

The Lost Empire Of Atlantis

Author : Gavin Menzies
ISBN : 9780857820075
Genre : History
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The bestselling author of 1421: THE YEAR THE CHINESE DISCOVERED THE WORLD uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis. After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance. Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.
Category: History

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120270
Genre : American literature
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Griffin Quest Investigating Atlantis A Travel Adventure To Islands Of Volcanoes Winged Lions Blue Monkeys And Dwarf Elephants Discover The Rea

Author : Lee R. Kerr
ISBN : 9780615490137
Genre : Travel
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You know the story of Atlantis, or at least you think you do. The Story of Atlantis is one of the greatest historical and archeological unsolved mysteries of human history. Did it exist, and if so, where? Many sites have been suggested, but is it true? Is any site the real location of Atlantis? Accompany this detective attorney, historian and amateur archeologist on his personal quest to unravel the evidence of the Atlantis mystery. Examine the archeological sites, art, and museums, covering 4000 years of history, in a 10 day investigative journey! Join him in Santorini, Crete, and Athens, as he investigates and builds his case for the origins of Atlantis. Experience the islands of Santorini and Crete through the Atlantis story, following the clues with their ancient relationships to Egypt, Spain, and even Ireland! Share the experience of exploring and connecting the archeological evidence of Bronze Age Griffins, (flying eagle headed lions), Dwarf Elephants, and Blue Monkeys, to the Atlantis story. Uncover the evidence of the "The Pillars of Heracles" locations, and find out which one belongs to the actual site of Atlantis. Travel with the author as he analyzes the evidence, ties the clues together, and delivers his own verdict!
Category: Travel

The Knossos Labyrinth

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134967858
Genre : Social Science
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Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture. Homer left elusive clues about the Knossian court and when the lost site of Knossos gradually re-emerged from obscurity in the nineteenth century, the first excavators - Minos Kalokairinos, Heinrich Schliemann, and Arthur Evans - were predisposed to see the site through the eyes of the classical authors. Rodney Castleden argues that this line of thought was a false trail and gives an alternative insight into the labyrinth which is every bit as exciting as the traditional explanations, and one which he believes is much closer to the truth. Rejecting Evans' view of Knossos as a bronze age royal palace, Castleden puts forward alternative interpretations - that the building was a necropolis or a temple - and argues that the temple interpretation is the most satisfactory in the light of modern archaeological knowledge about Minoan Crete.
Category: Social Science

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120429
Genre : American literature
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Der Kretische Gast

Author : Klaus Modick
ISBN : 9783462317619
Genre : Fiction
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»Ein Balanceakt zwischen historischer Recherche, Abenteuerroman, Liebesromanze und Hommage an eine Insel« Hajo Steinert, Deutschlandfunk. Kreta 1943: Der deutsche Archäologe Johann Martens soll im Auftrag der Wehrmacht die Kunstschätze der besetzten Insel katalogisieren, die sich als Beutegut für Hitlers Germanisches Museum eignen. Der Einheimische Andreas wird zu seinem Fahrer und Führer, doch verbindet beide bald mehr. Die Lebensart der Kreter und noch mehr Andreas’ schöne Tochter Eleni schlagen Martens immer mehr in ihren Bann. Als die Deutschen eine Razzia planen, muss er sich entscheiden, wo er steht.Ein hochaktueller, spannender und gut recherchierter Roman, der zwischen den Vierzigerjahren und den Jahrzehnten danach, zwischen kretischem Sommer und Hamburger Winter angesiedelt ist.
Category: Fiction