• Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave TM, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave L,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave TM, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave L,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold decorated mace from Grave K,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold decorated mace from Grave K,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold furniture covering  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave E,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave E,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave E,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold bracelet  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold bracelet  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave MA,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave TM, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave L,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave L,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold decorated mace from Grave K,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold decorated mace from Grave K,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold decorated mace from Grave K,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold furniture covering  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold furniture covering  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold furniture covering  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold furniture covering  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold belt buckle from Grave L, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold belt buckle from Grave L, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold belt buckle from Grave L, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold belt buckle from Grave L, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold belt buckle from Grave L, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave E,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold bracelet  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold bracelet  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave MA,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave MA,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave MA,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave MA,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold goblet from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta pot and lid from a Bronze Age Grave H (2500 BC - 2250 BC) -  Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Terra cotta pot and lid from a Bronze Age Grave H (2500 BC - 2250 BC) -  Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Terra cotta pot and lid from a Bronze Age Grave H (2500 BC - 2250 BC) -  Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Terra cotta pot and lid from a Bronze Age Grave H (2500 BC - 2250 BC) -  Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave TM, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave TM, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave L,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold necklace from Grave E,  possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold bracelet  from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian gold flask from Grave K, possibly a Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta pot and lid from a Bronze Age Grave H (2500 BC - 2250 BC) -  Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial deer statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Small Alabaster Statue head grave stone from the Yemen, 1st cent. B.C . Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 7670.
  • Small Alabaster Statue head grave stone from the Yemen, 1st cent. B.C . Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 7670.
  • Small Alabaster Statue head grave stone from the Yemen, 1st cent. B.C . Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 7670.
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
<br />
The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background<br />
<br />
The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan decorated clay alabastron burial vessels with geometric design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Infant burial. the infant was buried in a foetal position and has stone wrist bands. The brown area on the left side of the skeleton is the remains of the wicker basket the child was buried in. Excavevated in 1999 from Building 6, space 163, level VIII. Unit 4406X.1 . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • The Minoan clay burial larnax chest with swirl design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with swirl and leaf design,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan clay burial pithos with skeleton in foetal,  Neopalatial period 1700-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The body was placed in a foetal postion to aid insertion into the wide mouthed pithos
  • The Minoan decorated clay alabastron burial vessels with geometric design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan decorated clay alabastron burial vessels with geometric design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • The Minoan decorated clay alabastron burial vessels with geometric design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan decorated clay alabastron burial vessels with geometric design , Kamilari 1500-1300  BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a stylised crocus flower ,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Very early Minoan single handled jug butial goods, Pygros burial cave,  3000-2600 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Minoan secondary burial of a skull in a vessel , Archanes Phourni 2100-1800 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The shull was detached from the body and sfter its dissolution placed in the vessel. This burial practice highlights the significance of the skull as the symbolic vehicle of human existance and consciousness
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Black Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC.
  • Mycenaean Gold breat plate from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Cat No 626, 625. Black Background
  • Top leaf shapes of a Mycenaean gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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Cat No 3,5. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Top leaf shapes of a Mycenaean gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Cat No 3,5. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with ivy leaf decoration from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tomb 10, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 8743. Black Background
  • Mycenaean gold cup with ivy leaf decoration from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tomb 10, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 8743.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems and cut outs from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. White Background.<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 234<br />
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Bottom . Gold cut outs depicting tripartite shrines crowned with horns of consecration and birds. Cat No 242-244
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. White Background.<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 232<br />
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Bottom: Elegant Mycenaean gold daidem with fastening loops and dotted decoration. Three diamond shaped pendant hung from chains. Cat no 236.
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Black Background<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 232<br />
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Bottom: Elegant Mycenaean gold daidem with fastening loops and dotted decoration. Three diamond shaped pendant hung from chains. Cat no 236.
  • Mycenaean Gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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An impressive Mycenaean gold diadem with repousse rosettes and thin sheets applied to the top. .Cat No 1. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Top leaf shapes of a gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Top leaf shapes of a gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens.<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold cup depicting octupuses in a marinescape from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 7341. Black Background
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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Black BackgroundThis goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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 Grey art Background This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean metal rhyhon hammered into the shape of a lions head, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  White Background.<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean metal rhyhon hammered into the shape of a lions head, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey art Background <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grooves found buried in Grave IV Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.

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