Knossos has been a major focus of the British School's involvement in Greece since the pioneering work of Sir Arthur Evans and David Hogarth over a century ago. As one of the premier archaeological sites in Europe, with continuous occupation from the Neolithic through to the Byzantine period, it offers near unrivalled opportunities for excavation and research. The School's facilities at Knossos are located on the former estate of Sir Arthur Evans, close to his residence - the Villa Ariadne. They provide a base for scholars studying Crete as well as for archaeological teams working at Knossos. The compound includes accommodation, a research library, working spaces for the study of archaeological material, storage for on-going excavation and survey projects, together with the historic collections of material from excavations at Knossos dating back to Evans’ time.
Enquiries should be addressed directly to the Curator Dr Matthew Haysom
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