Excerpt from The Discoveries in Crete and Their Bearing on the History of Ancient Civilisation It is this help that the present book attempts to give, and the moment of its appearance, during a partial lull of excavation, is an Opportune one. There is a chance to take breath and gather up the threads, with the possibility that the next month's spade-work will t put us out of date. It is written, as far as possible, in untechnical language, and does t expect its readers to kw by instinct what is meant by a Schnabelkanne, or a Vase a etrier. It aims at giving a picture of Cretan civilisation as a whole, and at presenting it in a manner that will make it alive and real. References, however, to the original publications have been given throughout, and it is hoped that the book may thus serve, t only as a general introduction to the subject, but also as a bibliographical guide to students who wish to pursue it seriously. Its main object is to give a clear and comprehensive account of where we stand, rather than to embody the writer's original research; but the criticism of Mian Chrology (pp. 44 - 6, 50-1, 66 - 88, 93 the argument as to. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.