The Arthur Evans archive consists of the archaeological records and papers of Sir Arthur Evans (Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, 1884-1908), which he bequeathed to the Museum on his death in 1941. A large part of these relate to his excavations at the Bronze Age site of Knossos on Crete, carried out between 1900 and 1931.
Tutorial written by Dr G Callender. Exam material and other resources to help you succeed in your HSC. A Charles Sturt University (CSU) initiative developed in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, Science and Training.
Comparing some documents and sources as well as analyzing the esametric rules and linguistic form of the Iliad, it is now possible to make a reasonable reconstruction of a series of facts which, when placed in a specific historical context, can provide us with some answers reducing the possibilities.
While digs at ancient sites have in general revealed much important information about what-really-happened-in-the-past, archaeology is still a mixture of science and art, with a hefty helping of media relations thrown in. Its usefulness to historians in particular depends on the sensible assessment of the data recovered. Flashy treasure-hunts make for good press but all too often bad history, yet in some ways that's what modern Mediterranean archaeology grew out of: the dreams of a wealthy German merchant named Heinrich Schliemann who went searching for the Troy of Homeric legend and found a new world of recovered history. But what did he find? Is it Homer's Troy, as he believed? Whether or not it is, Schliemann won himself a place in history as the "father of Mediterranean archaeology"—and maybe also of lies.