For this discussion, identify which archeologist YOU think made the greater impact with their discovery: Sir Arthur Evans or Heinrich Schliemann. Your decision should be based upon what we were able to learn about the Aegean civilizations as a result of their contributions. Your response must include: the rationale or criteria you think are essential for determining which discovery had a greater benefit or more influential impact on history. specific examples that support your reasoning and demonstrate why your chosen archeologist’s discovery ranks as more successful than the other examined in this module by referencing what we know about the Aegean civilizations because of him.

Minoan civilization


Sir Arthur Evans was a curator and archeologist that was known for unearthing the remains of the ancient Minoan civilization. Sir Arthur John Evans is recognized for his best contributions and achievements in the pre-classical Aegean archeology through his discovery of Minoan civilization. He led in the excavation at a site on the Crete Island.  Evans dug and led into discovering an ancient civilization that he named Minoan after king Minoans. He made some further discoveries that had helped in the formation of a picture of the old Mediterranean world (Jusseret et., al 2013).His work as an archeologist was one of the major achievements, and that significantly advanced the study of the eastern Mediterranean and European prehistory.


The unveiling of Knossos was a discovery that shocks the archeological world. His invention, how he came to make this discovery to be untouched society, the things that inspired him and the postulations that were in the examination of his research were more important to be examined to understand the discovery. Heinrich Schliemann revolutionary efforts furthered his predispositions for Homeric literature and classical era research.

At Knossos, He began large-scale excavations using sizable local workforce that helped him uncover many of the foundations of the sprawling and large structure that he had designated as the palace. He also reconstructed and restored the portions of the walls often using concrete and timber frames (Wolf, 2012). The numerous examples of the famous frescoes had discovered the small fragments that had been boldly restored.



His excavations and discoveries that he had drawn from the Crest island have remained controversial which have had no doubts about Evans extraordinary achievements, later as famous archeologist. His discoveries have built more on broadening the understanding of remarkable peace-loving culture.  


Jusseret, S., & Sintubin, M. (2013). The origins of an old myth: Sir Arthur Evans, Claude Schaeffer and the seismic destruction of Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean civilizations. Seismological Research Letters, 84(1), 94-100.

Wolf, J. (2012). The bronze age gardens of the Aegean in the context of contemporary gardens in the near east and Egypt.


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