Search Results: Mycenaean Civilization

Search

Mycenaean Boar's Tusk Helmet
Imageby Jennifer Brown (Jaunting Jen)

Mycenaean Boar's Tusk Helmet

Mycenaean boar's tusk helmet excavated from chamber tomb 515. A description of this type of helmet can be found in Homer's 'Iliad'. 14th - 13th cents. BCE. Currently housed at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Mycenaean Bronze Armour
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Bronze Armour

Bronze armour and boar tusk helmet (15th century BCE) from a mycenaean cemetery in Dendra. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
Mycenaean Stirrup Jar
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

Mycenaean Stirrup Jar

A Mycenaean terracotta stirrup jar, c. 1200 BCE. The name derives from the resemblance of the handle to a double stirrup. The handle is often decorated with a false spout whilst the true spout is to the side and separate from the handle...
Vapheio Cup
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Vapheio Cup

One of two gold Mycenaean cups from the Vapheio tholos tomb, Lakonia, 15th century BCE. The cups show relief scenes of capturing bulls. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Mycenaean Gold Sword Hilt
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Gold Sword Hilt

A Mycenaean gold sword hilt with bronze blade. From a tomb in Skopelos, 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Knossos
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Knossos

Knossos (pronounced Kuh-nuh-SOS) is the ancient Minoan palace and surrounding city on the island of Crete, sung of by Homer in his Odyssey: ÔÇťAmong their cities is the great city of Cnosus, where Minos reigned when nine years old, he that...
Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus
Imageby Trustees of the British Museum

Mycenaean Vase Decorated With An Octopus

A Mycenaean vase or krater depicting a stylized octopus (1400-1300 BCE). Provenance: Ialysos, Rhodes. (British Museum).
Bronze Age Sicily
Articleby Salvatore Piccolo

Bronze Age Sicily

The Bronze Age in Sicily, considered one of the most important periods of the island's prehistory, witnessed the establishment of a unitary and in some ways artistically vibrant culture. The three main phases of the period take their name...
Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

The names of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood are forever linked to the Maya and Mayan studies as the two great explorers who documented the ruins from Copan in the south to Chichen Itza in the north. The stories told by Stephens...
Minoan Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Minoan Art

The art of the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BCE) displays a love of animal, sea, and plant life, which was used to decorate frescoes and pottery and also inspired forms in jewellery, stone vessels, and sculpture. Minoan...
Membership