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Important exhibition on Knossos at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

The first Knossos exhibition in the UK is a fascinating look into the mysterious past of this ancient site. Over 100 years ago, the site was discovered and excavated, revealing secrets about the Bronze Age Minoans and their king, King Minos. The exhibition will explore these secrets in detail, giving visitors an insight into this extraordinary civilization. the exhibition opens on February 10 and continues until July 30, tickets can be found here.

The Palace of Knossos is a historical site of immense archaeological importance and its excavator Arthur Evans has left an extraordinary legacy in the form of artifacts. This collection of over 100 pieces on display from the Palace of Knossos is an incredible opportunity to see a part of history that has never been seen before outside of Crete or Greece. The archive of early 20th-century Knossos excavator Arthur Evans is particularly noteworthy, offering insight into the man responsible for the palace’s partial restoration.

The Ashmolean Archive offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of Knossos, from Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation plans to the artwork and documents associated with this ancient site. Through this exhibit, we can gain a greater understanding of Knossos as well as appreciate the culture and people who lived there. The combination of artifacts, documents and artwork help create a vivid picture of what life was like in Knossos.

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