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Mycenae

Title

Mycenae

Subject

Greek Bronze Age excavated city.

Date

1500 - 1200 BCE

Coverage

Mycenae, Greece

Description

A Greek city, now in ruins undergoing continual excavation, dating to the Late Bronze Age. According to Homer, the kingdom was ruled by Agamemnon. In Greek myth, the city was founded by Perseus and Danae. The city sits on a hill.

Source

Klein, Nancy L. "Excavation of the Greek Temples at Mycenae by the British School at Athens." The Annual of the British School at Athens. 92 (1997): 247-322. http://www.jstor.org/stable/30103485.

"Mycenae." Odysseus. January 29, 2015. http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/gh351.jsp?obj_id=2573.

"Mycenae." Google Earth. 37°43'49.62" N and 22°45'24.71" E. April 29, 2013. January 29, 2015.

Creator

Unknown

Rights

Image is available for personal and non-commercial use according to Google Earth's permission guidelines.

Format

limestone, poros, ceramic tile, stucco, conglomerate, other building materials

Language

N/A

Type

City ruins