Lion Gate and Labyrinth by Hans Baumann
Lion Gate and Labyrinth
by Hans Baumann
Translated by Stella Humphries, Illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings by Hans Peter Renner
Oxford University Press, 1967, 165 pages, colour photographs, line drawings, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, ex-library, library stamps, dust jacket a little rippled on back (see photographs)
'Hans Baumann's book is a fascinating account of the excavations at Troy, Mycenae, and in Crete, by the archaeologists Schliemann and Evans, whose work has thrown new light on the early history of our western world. When in 1871 Heinrich Schliemann arrived in Asia Minor, it was said of him that he wanted to shift a mountain. And that was exactly what he did. Within two and a half years he had excavated the hill at Hissarlik.'