• Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • A unique plaster head of a women, possibly a goddess of sphinx, one of the few examples of Mycenaean plater art. The severe expression is excentualted by red and black paint and the small hair curls fall from below a polos 9 a cylindrical cap). From one of the cult areas of the acropolis of  Mycenae, Greece. 13th century BC, cat no: 4575,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • A unique plaster head of a women, possibly a goddess of sphinx, one of the few examples of Mycenaean plater art. The severe expression is excentualted by red and black paint and the small hair curls fall from below a polos 9 a cylindrical cap). From one of the cult areas of the acropolis of  Mycenae, Greece. 13th century BC, cat no: 4575,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row..?Homer, Iliad 10.260-5"
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • A unique plaster head of a women, possibly a goddess of sphinx, one of the few examples of Mycenaean plater art. The severe expression is excentualted by red and black paint and the small hair curls fall from below a polos 9 a cylindrical cap). From one of the cult areas of the acropolis of  Mycenae, Greece. 13th century BC, cat no: 4575,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • A unique plaster head of a women, possibly a goddess of sphinx, one of the few examples of Mycenaean plater art. The severe expression is excentualted by red and black paint and the small hair curls fall from below a polos 9 a cylindrical cap). From one of the cult areas of the acropolis of  Mycenae, Greece. 13th century BC, cat no: 4575,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row..?Homer, Iliad 10.260-5"
  • A unique plaster head of a women, possibly a goddess of sphinx, one of the few examples of Mycenaean plaster art. The severe expression is excentualted by red and black paint and the small hair curls fall from below a polos 9 a cylindrical cap). From one of the cult areas of the acropolis of  Mycenae, Greece. 13th century BC, cat no: 4575,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Mycenae Archaeological Museum interior.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • The North Postern (Gate) of Mycenae ( 1250 B.C). Made from four Monolithic blocks of "Almond Stone" in a typical form of two upright jams, A lintel over the top and threshold. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Grave Circle A. A 16th century BC royal cemetery containing six shaft graves, where a total of nineteen bodies were buried among the objects found were a series of gold death masks including Agamemnons. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876, following the descriptions of Homer and Pausanias.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • The North Postern (Gate) of Mycenae ( 1250 B.C). Made from four Monolithic blocks of "Almond Stone" in a typical form of two upright jams, A lintel over the top and threshold. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Grave Circle A. A 16th century BC royal cemetery containing six shaft graves, where a total of nineteen bodies were buried among the objects found were a series of gold death masks including Agamemnons. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876, following the descriptions of Homer and Pausanias.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Archaeological Museum interior.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Grave Circle A. A 16th century BC royal cemetery containing six shaft graves, where a total of nineteen bodies were buried among the objects found were a series of gold death masks including Agamemnons. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876, following the descriptions of Homer and Pausanias.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • The North Postern (Gate) of Mycenae ( 1250 B.C). Made from four Monolithic blocks of "Almond Stone" in a typical form of two upright jams, A lintel over the top and threshold. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a figure of eight shield. Mycenae Acropolis, Greece,  14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Entrance to Mycenae water cisterns for underground water storage. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. The entrance has the typical square 2 upright jams covered with a lintel that weigts around 100 tons. Above the door is a trangular "False" or corbel arch.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • 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 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a figure of eight shield. Mycenae Acropolis, Greece,  14th - 13th Century BC.  Cat No 11672  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting  from the Mycenae , Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting  from the Mycenae , Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting  of a Mycanaean with horse & wild boar hunting dog from the Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting  of an elborately dressed women in a procession  from the Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Cat No 5883 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a chariot from the Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a man leaping over a bull  from the Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Mycenaean female figurines  from Mycenae tombs, Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Left: Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91,  Cat No 3193.  Black Background<br />
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Middle: Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40,  Cat No 2494. <br />
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Right: Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101,  Cat No 4690
  • 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 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 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
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey Background<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • Mycenaean ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean ovoid rhython with spiral design , Grave II, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 221
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a relief of a chariot scene, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1428.16th Cent BC. Black Background<br />
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The upper panel of this Mycenaean Funerary Stele has spiral reliefs that may represent waves suggesting that the scene below is set at a coastal location. This scene shows a charioteer pulling on the reins of his chariot while a second figure in front of the chaiot hold what may be a sword.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele with painted scenes of Mycenaean warriors, Mycenae Chamber Tomb Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 3256.12th Cent BC. Black Background<br />
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In this Mycenaean Funerary Stele the main panel depicts Mycenaean warriors marching armed with spears and shields. In the lower panel are depictions of 4 deer and a hedgehog. In the upper panel is a badly damaged seated figure
  • Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 3193. <br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 2494.  Grey art Background <br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 4690.  Black Background<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Mycenaean  Bronze sword with inlaid lions from  Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 395. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean  Bronze dagger with inlaid lion hunt scene from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Cat No 394
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey art Background <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426. <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey art Background <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Mycenaean ring shaped Kernos with painted serpentine bands , Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5437. <br />
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This Mycenaean ring shaped Kernos was a ritual vessel with a conical rhtyhon for pouring liquids. A bovine head adorns the base of the rhython while a serpentine band and painted rosettes decorate the body
  • The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco wall painting depicting a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11670. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black Background<br />
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The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco depicts a women with a serious and pensive expression of a goddess in a solemn moment during which she accepts a gift of a necklace which she hold tightly in her right hand. she wears a short sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse which deliniates her bosom. She has an  intricate hairstyle and wears rich jewellery.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White Background.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black Background<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Mycenaean pottery sacral knots from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 569,  White Background.<br />
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These pottery sacral knots were a religious symnol of Minoan Crete
  • Mycenaean pottery sacral knots from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 569.  Grey Background<br />
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These pottery sacral knots were a religious symnol of Minoan Crete
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White 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. Grey art 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.
  • Small Mycenaean amphora decorated with large ivy leaves, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 192.  White Background.
  • Small Mycenaean amphora decorated with large ivy leaves, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 192
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, 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 arches decoration, 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 gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <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.  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.
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426. <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey Background<br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  Grey Background
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean jug decorated with ivy leaves , Grave I, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 199.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean jug decorated with ivy leaves , Grave I, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 199
  • Mycenaean jug decorated with ivy leaves , Grave I, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 199.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean spouted clay pithos decorated with spirals and bands, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8580.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background <br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style depicying circles. Cat No 8614
  • Mycenaean female figurines  from Mycenae tombs, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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Left: Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91,  Cat No 3193. <br />
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Middle: Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40,  Cat No 2494. <br />
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Right: Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101,  Cat No 4690
  • Mycenaean female figurines  from Mycenae tombs, Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Left: Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91,  Cat No 3193. <br />
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Middle: Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40,  Cat No 2494. <br />
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Right: Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101,  Cat No 4690
  • Mycenaean female figurines  from Mycenae tombs, Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.<br />
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Left: Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91,  Cat No 3193. <br />
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Middle: Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40,  Cat No 2494. <br />
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Right: Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101,  Cat No 4690
  • Mycenaean female figurines  from Mycenae tombs, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background <br />
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Left: Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91,  Cat No 3193. <br />
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Middle: Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40,  Cat No 2494. <br />
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Right: Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101,  Cat No 4690
  • 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.   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 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  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507. Grey Background<br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507. Grey art Background <br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • 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.  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 bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background <br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507. White Background.<br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • 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. 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 bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • 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

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