National Geographic : 1943 Nov
Crete, Where Sea-Kings Reigned Reproductions of Crumbled Frescoes Help Visitors to Picture the Age of Minos Similar to the detective work and clue analysis of the F. B. I., archeology is a fascinating profession. But to the casual visitor an excavated site may seem dead. At Cnossus, Sir Arthur Evans provided reconstructed stairways and faithful copies of frescoes to enable his guests to appreciate Minoan culture. In ancient art the Cretan men were distinguished by their small waists, quite unlike that of this foreman of the Cnossus "digs."