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The Find of a Lifetime

Sylvia L. Horwitz

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ISBN 10: 0670135755 / ISBN 13: 9780670135752
Published by Viking Press, 1981
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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New York: Viking Press (1981). First edition. First printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. A clean, tight copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Small closed jacket tear. SALE. Bookseller Inventory # LW-770

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Title: The Find of a Lifetime

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition...

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The story of the dapper Victorian gentleman whose obsessions led to one of the most breathtaking discoveries in the history of archaeology: the Palace of Minos at Knossos. As the brilliant curator of the famed Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Sir Arthur Evans was already a famed prehistorian and archaeologist before, at the age of fifty, he assumed his most celebrated role: as the discoverer of the ancient civilization of Crete - a civilization that, until then, had only been dimly recalled in the myth of Theseus. Less than a month after the first spadeful of earth had been turned on the site at Knossos, Evans discovered a labyrinthine palace that was clearly the seat of a fabulously wealthy and powerful culture. Sylvia Horwitz's biography brings us both the legend and the truth of this extraordinary man as well as the story of one of archaeology's most momentous and thrilling discoveries.

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Sylvia L. Horowitz was educated at Case-Western Reserve University and has spent most of her life since 1946 abroad. She was the founder of the Overseas School of Rome and has worked on several digs in North Africa and the Middle East. She now lives in New York City.

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