Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. It is a popular tourist destination today, as it is near the main city of Heraklion and has...
Bronze Tripod, Mycenae
A Mycenaean bronze tripod from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th Century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Map of the Urnfield Culture c. 1300 BCE
A map illustrating the spread and context of the late-Bronze Age culture in Europe known as the Urnfield culture by around 1300 BCE. The Urnfield culture is generally recognized as one of the root cultures of the Celts.
The Minoans & Mycenaeans: Comparison of Two Bronze Age Civilisations
The Bronze Age Aegean in the eastern Mediterranean encompassed several powerful entities: the Minoans on Crete; the Mycenaeans on mainland Greece, and the Cypriots on Cyprus. These cultures are often examined separately, and thus the ample...
The Dolmens of Sicily
It is a well-known fact that Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, went through a quite complex prehistoric period. So much so that it is difficult to navigate through the muddle of people that have followed each other over...
The Bronze Age frescoes from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (modern-day Santorini) provide some of the most famous images from the ancient Greek world. Sometime between 1650 and 1550 BCE Thera suffered a devastating earthquake which...
Sicily in the Early Bronze Age
A map of Sicily in the early Bronze Age (2169 ±120 BCE - c.1500 BCE) divided into 4 cultural macro-regions: northern Sicily with the Rodì-Tindari-Vallelunga culture, western with the Naro/Partanna culture, the south-east with the Castelluccio...
Bronze Age Women
Modern re-enactment of Bronze Age life.
Bronze Age Stilt Houses, Lake Constance
Reconstructed Bronze Age stilt houses (also known as pile dwellings) at Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen, Lake Constance, Germany.
The jewellery of the Minoan civilization based on Bronze Age Crete demonstrates, as with other Minoan visual art forms, not only a sophisticated technological knowledge (in this case of metalwork) and an ingenuity of design but also a joy...