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Greece walls of Tiryns and Mycenae. Greek tradition asserts that they were built by the Cyclopes, mythical one-eyed giants.

Greece walls of Tiryns and Mycenae. Greek tradition asserts that they were built by the Cyclopes, mythical one-eyed giants.

Mycenae  - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.  From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

The Mask of Agamemnon is an artifact discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The artifact is a funeral mask hewn in gold, and was found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft. Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of the legendary Greek leader Agamemnon, but modern research suggests that the mask is from 1550-1500 BC(earlier than the life of Agamemnon, as tradition regards it). The mask is currently displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in…

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The Mask of Agamemnon is an artifact discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The artifact is a funeral mask hewn in gold, and was found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft. Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of the legendary Greek leader Agamemnon, but modern research suggests that the mask is from 1550-1500 BC(earlier than the life of Agamemnon, as tradition regards it). The mask is currently displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in…

Golden Flower of Life petal rosettes from Mycenae, Greece, 1600 BC in the archaeological museum of Istanbul, Turkey

Golden Flower of Life petal rosettes from Mycenae, Greece, 1600 BC in the archaeological museum of Istanbul, Turkey

Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.

Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.

The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

MYCENAEAN ARCHITECTURE 2ND-1ST MILL.BCE   The Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae (1350-1330 BCE). The Lion Gate was discovered in 1876-1877 by Heinrich Schliemann.   Archaeological Site, Mycenae, Greece

MYCENAEAN ARCHITECTURE 2ND-1ST MILL.BCE The Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae (1350-1330 BCE). The Lion Gate was discovered in 1876-1877 by Heinrich Schliemann. Archaeological Site, Mycenae, Greece

Mycenae - rich in gold.  "Grave of the Women", Grave Circle A, Mycenae (1600-1500 BC) -   National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Mycenae - rich in gold. "Grave of the Women", Grave Circle A, Mycenae (1600-1500 BC) - National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

1500 BCE. Mycenaean Funerary stone stele with chariot scene with spriral motifs. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave V.  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

1500 BCE. Mycenaean Funerary stone stele with chariot scene with spriral motifs. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave V. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Citadel at Mycenae Greece, ca 1600-1200, Helladic

Citadel at Mycenae Greece, ca 1600-1200, Helladic

Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese

Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese