Mycenaean Greece: Homer, Achaeans, Ithaca, Dorians, Beehive tomb, Dorian invasion, Greek Dark Ages, National Archaeological Museum, Athens

 
9781156783672: Mycenaean Greece: Homer, Achaeans, Ithaca, Dorians, Beehive tomb, Dorian invasion, Greek Dark Ages, National Archaeological Museum, Athens
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Homer, Achaeans, Ithaca, Dorians, Beehive tomb, Dorian invasion, Greek Dark Ages, National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Triskelion, Helladic period, Polis, Cyprus, Greek gardens, Ancient Thebes, Nestor's Cup, Cyclopean masonry, Dendra panoply, Pithos, Nichoria, List of kings of Argos, King of Athens, Theseus Ring, Denyen, Protogeometric art, Megaron, Boar's tusk helmet, Mycenaean chamber tomb, Mycenaean Revival architecture, Kition, Comité International Permanent des Études Mycéniennes, Psi and phi type figurine. Excerpt: Mycenaean Greece (c. 1600 BC - c. 1100 BC) is a cultural period of Bronze Age Greece taking its name from the archaeological site of Mycenae in northeastern Argolis, in the Peloponnese of southern Greece. Athens, Pylos, Thebes, and Tiryns are also important Mycenaean sites. The last phase of the Bronze Age in Ancient Greece, it is the historical setting of much ancient Greek literature and myth, including the epics of Homer. Principal Mycenaean sites in Greece (site names in French)The Mycenaean civilization flourished during the period roughly between 1600 BC, when Helladic culture in mainland Greece was transformed under influences from Minoan Crete, and 1100 BC, when it perished with the collapse of Bronze-Age civilization in the eastern Mediterranean. The collapse is commonly attributed to the Dorian invasion, although other theories describing natural disasters and climate change have been advanced as well. The major Mycenaean cities were Mycenae and Tiryns in Argolis, Pylos in Messenia, Athens in Attica, Thebes and Orchomenus in Boeotia, and Iolkos in Thessaly. In Crete, the Mycenaeans occupied Knossos. Mycenaean settlement sites also appeared in Epirus, Macedonia, on islands in the Aegean Sea, on the coast of Asia Minor, the Levant, Cyprus and Italy. Mycenaean artifacts have been found wel...

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