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Mycenae was our last stop during the 10 day drive around the Peloponnese which took place in the summer of 2001.
Mycenae was the center of power in the Archaic period, and the excavated ruins sculpt the top of a rocky hill protected by the famous Cyclopean walls.
Mycenae was founded by Perseus, and the Mycenaean culture dominated Bronze Age Greece with its legents, art, and ideas from 1600 BC until 1100 BC.
www.greeklandscapes.com /greece/mycenae.html   (770 words)

  Mycenae - LoveToKnow 1911
MYCENAE, one of the most ancient cities of Greece, was situated on a hill above the northern extremity of the fertile Argive plain-0x ca "Ap'yeos 17rlro13aroco.
The walls of Mycenae are the greatest monument that remains of the Heroic age in Greece; part of them is similar in style and doubtless contemporary in date with the walls of the neighbouring town Tiryns.
The extant remains of the town of Mycenae are spread over the hill between the village of Charvati and the Acropolis.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mycenae
In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece.
Hippothoe 3 was seduced by Poseidon, and Taphius was born.
This is the reason why Amphitryon was banished from Mycenae and the whole of Argolis by the successor of Electryon 1, King Sthenelus 3, another son of Perseus 1.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mycenae   (1109 words)

 Mycenae - Encyclopedia.com
An unpublished Amenhotep III faience plaque from Mycenae.
George Mylonas, and William Taylour at Mycenae and mostly inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs...
Mycenae Above the modern town of Mycenae are the ruins of an old fortress known as a cyclopsian fortress.
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 Mycenae - MSN Encarta
Mycenae, ancient city, near the modern town of Minaiki, in the plain of Argolis, Greece, which was founded in the 16th century bc, during the Early Bronze Age, but which reached its height in the 14th and 13th centuries bc, during the Late Bronze Age, replacing Minoan culture as the most powerful entity.
By the Late Bronze Age, Mycenae was a fortified city defended by cyclopean walls (ramparts built of massive blocks of stone).
The reasons for this decline are unclear, and may lie in a combination of political instability, the arrival of the Dorians from the north, and such environmental factors as drought or famine.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573300/Mycenae.html   (451 words)

 Mycenae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During this period documents from various locations in the eastern Mediterranean indicate Mycenae was a capital city, whose political, military and economic power extended as far as Crete, Pylos in the western Peloponnese, and to Athens and Thebes.
Legend asserts that Mycenae was founded by Perseus, grandson of king Acrisius of Argos, son of Acrisius' daughter, Danae.
Agamemnon inherited Mycenae and Menelaus was regent in Sparta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mycenae   (2901 words)

 Mycenae, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
"Mycenae, the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war, and Nineveh, where was the royal palace of the Assyrians, are utterly ruined and desolate...
So at the time when Electryon 1, son of Perseus 1, was king of Mycenae, the sons of Pterelaus came with an army of Taphians and claimed what they called "the kingdom of Mestor 1," referring to their maternal grandfather.
In the ruins of Mycenae could be seen a fountain called Persea, and underground chambers belonging to Atreus and his descent, in which they stored their treasures.
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 Mycenae at AllExperts
Since Mycenae was the capital of a state that ruled or dominated much of the eastern Mediterranean world, the rulers must have placed their stronghold in this less populated and more remote region for its defensive value.
Legend asserts that Mycenae was founded by Perseus, grandson of king Acrisius of Argos, son of Acrisius' daughter, Danae.
Agamemnon inherited Mycenae and Menelaus was regent in Sparta.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/my/mycenae.htm   (3415 words)

In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilisation, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece.
In around 1350 BC the fortifications on the acropolis, and other surrounding hills, were rebuilt in a style known as "cyclopaean," because the blocks of stone used were so massive that they were thought in later ages to be the work of the one-eyed giants known as Cyclops.
The memory of the power of Mycenae lingered in the minds of the Greeks through the subsequent centuries, commonly known as the Dark Age.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Mycenae.html   (747 words)

 Greece Travel Guides - Mycenae Greece - Online Travel Guide to Greece & Greek islands - Mykonos - Santorini - Rhodes - ...
Mycenae was thought to be a myth until the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s.
Mycenae thanks to its communication with Minoan Crete was "rich in gold".
Highlights at Mycenae, include The Citadel, The Treasury of Atreus, The Lion Gate and The Royal Cemetery
www.travel-guide-greece.com /greece-guide/Mycenae/Mycenae.asp   (224 words)

The fortified palace complex of Mycenae, uncovered by the archeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1874, is one of the earliest examples of sophisticated citadel architecture.
The legendary home of the Atreus, Mycenae is situated upon a small hill-top on the lower slopes of Euboea Mountain, between two of its peaks.
In the age described in the epics of the Greek poet Homer, Mycenae was the home of King Agamemnon and the leading city in the Greek world.
www.grisel.net /mycenae.htm   (949 words)

 Mycenae - Dilos Holiday World
Mycenae is a pre-historic citadel built on a site that commanded the greater part of the plain, stretching southwards to the sea and the exit from the Pass of Dervenakia.
Thyestes pronounced a fearful curse on Atreus and his progeny; Atreus's heir, the renowned and energetic Agamemnon, was murdered on his return from the Trojan War by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus (Thyestes's surviving son).
In the 17th century BC, Mycenae began an extraordinary growth in wealth and power that was to influence all of the eastern Mediterranean.
www.dilos.com /location/588   (736 words)

 Mycenae: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The acropolis (The citadel in ancient Greek towns) or "high city" of Mycenae is believed to have been fortified as early as 1500 BC, as evidenced by grave-shafts dating from that period.
The epic poems attributed by the later Greeks to Homer (An ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs), the Iliad (A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy) and the Odyssey (A long wandering and eventful journey), preserve memories of the Myceanean period.
The first excavations at Mycenae were carried out by the Greek archaeologist (An anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture) Pittakis (additional info and facts about Pittakis) in 1841.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/my/mycenae.htm   (772 words)

The ancient city of Mycenae was once thought to exist only in ancient Greek legend and the epic poetry of Homer.
The city of Mycenae was the center of a large and powerful Mycenaean Greek civilization, which existed from circa 1900 B.C.E. to circa 1125 B.C.E. It is located in the south central part of what is present day Greece.
Mycenae is also known for its ancient builders.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/europe/mycenae.html   (755 words)

I had trouble finding it: Mycenae is apparently a popular lunch stop on the guided tours by which most visitors "do Greece", and the old facade of La Belle Helene is wrapped in a glass "lunchroom." But we decided to stay there anyway, and after settling in returned to the site of the ruins.
Mycenae is the palace of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, they say.
Yogurt and honey make a nice lunch, but by seven o’clock (early in Greece) we were hungry for dinner and walked down the road in the town of Mycenae.
www.briegull.com /Greece/mycenae.htm   (585 words)

 Mycenae Mainland Greece Tours
The site is impressive and features the Palace of Agamemnon, the Treasury of Atreaus, and the tomb of Clytaemenestra, the wife of the great king who stabbed him to death in his bath for either being unfaithful, sacrificing their daughter to get favorable winds for the journey to Troy, or both.
The famous Lion's Gate is the oldest monumental sculpture in Europe and is said to be the coat of arms of Atreus, mythical king of Mycenae.
Visit Mycenae, the plain of Argos, the bay of Nafplio, and the theatre of Epidaurus (famous for its remarkable acoustics).
www.magicaljourneys.com /MainlandTours/toursmycenae.html   (365 words)

 Subterranea of Greece: Cistern of Ancient Mycenae
Mycenae is a fortified palace complex which was uncovered by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1874.
Mycenae was one of the earliest examples of sophisticated citadel architecture.
The palace and city of Mycenae is located on a hilltop, overlooking the Argolis plains.
www.showcaves.com /english/gr/misc/Mycenae.html   (580 words)

 Mycenae, the palace of Agamemnon
Mycenae, city of Agamemnon, was one of several heavily fortified strongholds.
Atreus won their favor and ascended the throne of Mycenae, however, he quarreled with his brother, who plotted against him with the help of Atreus' wife, Aerope, who was his lover.
Mycenae was the richest and most powerful state in the Mediterranean world and had close relations with Crete and even Egypt.
www.greecetaxi.gr /index/mycenae.html   (957 words)

 Art of the Aegean: Mycenae and Tiryns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae (c1300 BC)
“Treasury of Atreus”; tholos tomb at Mycenae (c1400 BC)
"Mask of Agamemnon" (c1500 BC) found in shaft tomb at Mycenae.
harpy.uccs.edu /greek/mycenae.html   (37 words)

 Perseus Site: Mycenae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mycenae, on a naturally defensible hill with a commanding view and plentiful nearby fresh water, was first occupied in the Neolithic period.
The citadel and palace of Mycenae were destroyed at the end of the Late Helladic IIIB, although some occupation continued at the site during the Late Helladic IIIC period.
A.J.B. Wace, "Chamber Tombs at Mycenae," Archaeologia 82 (1932) 1ff.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/siteindex?entry=Mycenae   (725 words)

 Mycenae and the Bronze Age of Greece
At Mycenae the earliest phase of Cyclopean Walls were erected in the 14th century BC—LHIIIA potsherds were found sealed beneath the north wall.
It may have been subordinate to Mycenae a few miles to the north, guarding the approaches from the sea which was a mere 100 metres away in the Bronze Age.
The Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving tholoi.
www.odysseyadventures.ca /articles/mycenae/article_mycenae.htm   (8564 words)

 Greek Travelogue - Mycenae
Mycenae was the most powerful kingdom in the late Bronze Age and gave its name to the entire Aegean civilization of the time.
The ruins of Mycenae are beyond the winding road in front of me, covering a hilltop and looking camouflaged, its tan coloring blending into the rolling hills.
The legend of Mycenae is intimately connected with that of Pelops at Olympia.
www.greek-myth.com /Pale_Horse/mycenae.htm   (6779 words)

 Plaka: Mycenae
So well walled off from history was Mycenae, that for many years the stories told in Homer were thought by many to be pure works of fiction.
Emerging out of the ruins of Mycenae was evidence of a flourishing culture at this city and others nearby that came to be called Mycenaean.
Homer's stories cannot be 'proven' in detail by anything found at Mycenae, but what you can say is that this culture at this city formed the milieu that was used in the stories of Homer.
www.theplaka.com /mycenae   (223 words)

 Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture.
Criterion (i):The architecture and design of Mycenae and Tiryns, such as the Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae and the walls of Tiryns, are outstanding examples of human creative genius.
Criteria (iii) and (iv): Mycenae and Tiryns represent the apogee of the Mycenaean civilization, which laid the foundations for the evolution of later European cultures.
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