Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2009

5 December 2010

Uncovering Ancient Greece: Fifty Years of Archaeological Discoveries

Hugh Sackett

Uncovering Ancient Greece: Fifty Years of Archaeological Discoveries

City: Massachusetts

Year: 2009

Publisher: The de Menil Gallery, Groton School

Description: Paperback, 44 p., colour & b/w ill., maps, 26,5x18 cm


Catalogue of an exhibition held at the de Menil Gallery (January 12, 2009 – March 3) to celebrate a long and fruitful career of Hugh Sackett with Groton School. Principally associated throughout his career with the British School in Athens, Mr. Sackett is best known for his work at five important archaeological digs that were the focus of the exhibition: the Dema and Vari Houses near Athens, the Unexplored Mansion at Knossos in Crete, the town of Lefkandi on the island of Euboea, and a previously unknown Minoan palace complex at Palaikastro in eastern Crete.


Foreword [5]

Acknowledgements [9]

The Dema and Vari Houses [11]

Lefkandi [15]

The Heroön: The excavation of the Toumba Building [23]

Knossos: The ‘Unexplored Mansion’ [27]

Palaikastro [33]

Objects on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York [41]


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