Evans, Arthur
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British archaeologist and numismatist. Born 8. 7. 1851 at Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, died 11. 7. 1941 at Boars Hill, Berkshire. 1865–1870 Harrow Public School; 1870–1874 Brasenose College, Oxford; MA there. 1877–1882 Balkans correspondent of the Manchester Guardian. 1884–1908 Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford (1908–1941 Honorary Keeper); 1900–1931 excavation director at Knossos. Knighted 1911.

Biography and scholarly career

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Momigliano, Nicoletta, “Evans, Arthur”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00219>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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