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Mycenaean

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*GREECE ~ Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece Ancient Ruins, Ancient Greece, Heinrich Schliemann, Mycenaean, Minoan, Site Archéologique, Greek History, Archaeological Site, Ancient Architecture

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Theotokos, Monastery, Paleokastitsa, 18th century Greek Orthodox. Corfu Ionian Island, Greece

This is the Lion Gate of the Mycenaean Citadel. Mycenae was one of the major cities in Greece during this time, and the Late Bronze Age is often referred to as the Mycenaean Age. Mycenaean, Minoan, Creta, Greek History, Ancient History, European History, American History, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Greece

“I Have Looked Upon the Face of Agamemnon…”

Or so Heinrich Schliemann famously uttered in a telegraph to the King of Greece after unearthing a gold death mask at his excavations in Mycenae. Last week, I went to a talk at the Indiana State Li…

Golden Flower of Life petal rosettes from Mycenae, Greece, 1600 BC in the archaeological museum of Istanbul, Turkey Flower Of Life Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Greek History, Ancient History, Minoan Art, Creta, Mycenaean

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

Gold signet ring, the largest from the Mycenaean world, found in Tiryns, but made by a Minoan workshop c. A procession of lion-headed “daemons” offering libation jugs to the seated goddess who raises a ritual vessel: the sun wheel & the cresce Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Antique Gold, Antique Jewelry, Creta, Minoan Art, Bronze Age Civilization

A procession of lion-headed “daemons” offering libation jugs to the seated goddess who raises a ritual vessel. The sun wheel and the crescent moon are in the sky. Gold signet ring, the largest from the Mycenaean world, found in Tiryns, but made by a Minoan workshop (15th century BCE) "Britomartis was worshiped as an aspect of Potnia on Crete and Solinus identified her as the Cretan Artemis, whose emblem is the Bee, called Melissa." [paraphrase en.wikipedia].

Bronze age Etruscan figure from Etruscan colony Mycenea BCE Greek History, Ancient History, Art History, European History, American History, Mycenaean, Minoan, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts

Mycenaean Figure

Anthropomorphic figure Late Helladic (LH) IIIB2 (1250-1180 BCE) Room 19, "Temple", Mycenae Mycenae Museum MM 264

Mycenaean boar-tusk helmet, 1400 BCE, Greece, *in the Iliad, Odysseus wore one Mycenaean, Minoan, Creta, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Greek History, Ancient History, Ancient Armor, Heraklion

Mycenaean boar-tusk helmet, 1400 BCE, Greece, *in the Iliad, Odysseus wore one

in-a-thin-voice: “ Aerial view of the ruins at Mycenae. ” Circular building (left, middle) is a Grave Circle A, where Schliemann found the golden mask of Agamemnon. Ancient Troy, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Greece, Greek History, Ancient History, Art History, Mycenaean, Minoan, Ancient Buildings

Archaeology Department | Dickinson College

Mycenae | Archaeology Department | Dickinson College

Earthquakes may have destroyed Mycenae. The Mycenaens, the first Greeks, inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" Their culture abruptly declined around 1200 BC, marking the start of the Dark Ages in Greece Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Art History, Mycenaean, Minoan, Sea Peoples

Earthquakes may have destroyed Mycenae

The grand Mycenaens, the first Greeks, inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Their culture abruptly declined around 1200 B.C., marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece. Aerial view of Mycenae [Credit: TANN] The disappearance of the Mycenaens is a Mediterranean mystery. Leading explanations include warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes. Some scientists also think one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the culture's…

“Mycenaean silver and gold daggers from shaft graves Grave Circle A, B. These beautiful objects of art were made for Mycenaean warlords to show off at parties held in their palaces between the wars. Mycenaean, Minoan, Creta, Swords And Daggers, Greek Art, Prehistory, Ancient Artifacts, Bronze Age, Ancient Romans

Mycenaean daggers, made of silver and gold. Found in shaft graves 4-7 in Grave Circle A, 1550-1500 B.C. The Mycenaeans were a war-like race. These were objects of art, not intended for use.

Greek Woman of the early Aegean world, Ancient wall frescos of Akrotiri, Thera, Santorini Island, Greece The Santozeum Museum in Thira Greek History, Ancient History, Art History, European History, Ancient Aliens, American History, Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Egyptian Art

Ireland Women-only tour in search of Celtic Queen Grace O'Malley

Greek Woman ~ Ancient Wall frescos of Thira , Santorini Island, Greece