10 Mar 2013

The Minoan art and artifice


 Mary Beard in Knossos: Fakes, Facts, and Mystery reminds us that human history may not just be written by the victors of war but also by a few modern archaeologists corrupted by the power of capitalist enterprise to ride the fast-track to academic praise.


  1. There is an interesting review in the American Journal of Archeology: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/10_MarinatosAJA1142.pdf (just to report it, as I didn't read the book but seem to agree with most of it from Beard's article)

  2. Thanks, Tiago. Let's make that link of yours more clickable for everyone.