Guide to Cretan Antiquities
We quote from “The Antiquaries Journal”:
This handsome volume by the director of antiquities for Eastern Crete is in the form of a dictionary with over 500 entries from Achaians to Zeus….. it manages to give a remarkably full and vivid picture of Cretan arcaelogy and histore throughout the ages… (Sinclair Hood, former Director of the British School of Archaiology)
…. I found this book to be extremely informative. It is presented in an alphabetical glossary format, rather than a dry linear style, and presented by entries such as “King Minos”, “Pottery”, “Palace of Knossos“, “Trade”, “Toys”, “Weapons”, and many more. The entries consist of anything from a single paragraph, to multi-page layouts with complete floor plans and a guided tour, such as those for the Minoan palaces on Crete such as Knossos and Phaistos. It is also very well cross-referenced from one entry to another.
If you are interested in learning more about the Minoans, or perhaps planning a vacation any time soon to the island of Crete, this book would certainly increase your enjoyment of visiting any of the hundreds of ancient sites on this beautiful island of Crete!