Evans excavated the West Magazines in 1900 and 1901. The entrances of the rooms, flanked by huge antae, were wide and it was apparent that reductions in their width were generally late in date. In supplementary excavations in 1904, a further entrance system was uncovered in Magazines VII–X and it was then obvious that Magazines XI–XIII had the same arrangement. In Evans's opinion, these door-jambs were inserted later than the antae, but subsequently fell into disuse, so that the magazines once again had wide entrances. In a guide to the Palace of Knossos, Alexiou pointed out that this procedure was so complicated that he preferred another sequence, the door-jambs being earlier than the antae. In 1994 the author studied the evidence still available in the magazines and arrived at the conclusion that this solution is the more plausible.