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This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization | History | Smithsonian

Reconstruction of the Mycenaean palace of Tiryns' megaron, circa, 1300 BC. (Peter Connolly/Ancient Greece/user: Aethon)

Mycenaean gold disk, Late Helladic I period, 1600-1500 B.C..Dimensions: Other: 2 5/8 x 1/16 in. (6.7 x 0.2 cm)

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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.

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

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