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  NEWCOMERS AND CRISIS IN ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CIVILIZATION: Mycenaeans, Assyrians, and Hebrews in the 2nd millenium
The political and economic system of these Mycenaean Greeks was centered on the palaces of their war chiefs (chiefs called kings - wanax).
But the stories of the great Mycenaean age continued to be told - oral poets sung about the siege of Troy - creating stories which eventually will make their way into Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
The Mycenaean gods - Zeus, Hera, Dionysus - continued to be worshipped by the Greeks.
www.luc.edu /faculty/ldossey/assyrians.htm   (2146 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Greece: Secrets of the Past - The Mycenaeans
The Mycenaeans began to trade and have cultural contact with the Minoans.
It was the Mycenaeans that Homer immortalized in his two epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.
The answer is that sometime around 1200 BC, when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak, it suddenly appears to have collapsed.
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  Mycenaean civilization
The Mycenaean period fell between the arrival of the Greeks in the Aegean around 1600 BC and the collapse of their Bronze Age civilization around 1100 BC.
Around 1400 BC the Mycenaeans extended their control to Crete, center of the Minoan civilization, and adopted a form the Minoan script called Linear A to write their early form of Greek.
Mycenaeans were buried in a sitting position, and some of the nobility underwent mummification.
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The Mycenaeans' urban building, military organization, and Trade seem to have been partly copied from a few preexisting, non-Greek, Bronze Age cultures—namely, the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt, the Hittite kingdom of Asia Minor, and especially, the Minoan Civilization of Crete.
Mycenaeans had taken over the Cretan palace at Cnossus—probably as the result of a Mycenaean naval invasion of Crete.
But the years of occupation there taught Mycenaean rulers certain organizational skills—such as improved architectural techniques and the use of Cretan Writing (adapted at this time, as the Linear B script)—that ushered in 200 years of the Mycenaean heyday in mainland Greece, ca.
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 The Mycenaeans
Mycenaean palatial society was at its zenith in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C. At some point in the middle of the fourteenth century, Mycenaeans, whose society stressed military excellence, conquered Knossos and the rest of Crete.
It appears that the Mycenaeans used writing not to keep historical records but strictly as a device to register the flow of goods and produce into the palaces from a complex, highly centralized economy featuring regional networks of collection and distribution.
Nevertheless, the Mycenaeans seemingly were able to avoid entanglement in the conflicts of the superpowers of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Egyptians.
www.gogreece.com /learn/history/mycenaeans.html   (403 words)

  
 Greece The Mycenaeans - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Mycenaean palatial society was at its zenith in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C. At some point in the middle of the fourteenth century, Mycenaeans, whose society stressed military excellence, conquered Knossos and the rest of Crete (see fig.
It appears that the Mycenaeans used writing not to keep historical records but strictly as a device to register the flow of goods and produce into the palaces from a complex, highly centralized economy featuring regional networks of collection and distribution.
Nevertheless, the Mycenaeans seemingly were able to avoid entanglement in the conflicts of the superpowers of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Egyptians.
workmall.com /wfb2001/greece/greece_history_the_mycenaeans.html   (434 words)

  
 Knossos & Khania
This paper analyzes the debate between Minoan and Mycenaean sociopolitical dominance of Late Minoan Crete, primarily using evidence unearthed at the palace center of Knossos in Central Crete and the apparent town center of Khania in West Crete.
The clearest evidence, according to Hallager, for a Mycenaean occupation during the neopalatial/final palace period is tied into the use of "cult rooms" and the linear B tablets recovered therein.
As far as I am able to discern from her article, her use of the term "Mycenaean" refers to mainland Mycenaeans, and she considers all Cretan settlements of the LM III period to be a hybrid of Minoan and Mycenaean culture with varying degrees of influence as the period progressed.
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 Mycenaeans
These are things a society needs to survive and so the Mycenaeans had to look elsewhere for the natural resources and grain they needed.
The Mycenaeans were famous throughout the Mediterranean for their pottery.
However, the historians generally agree that it was not a single cause that brought about the collapse of the Mycenaean world, but a combination of factors.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /activity/mycenaean_Trace/pages/Mycenaeans.html   (630 words)

  
 The Mycenaeans by Lord William Taylour: an illustrated edition from The Folio Society
The finds from the Mycenaean Shaft Graves were sensational; treasure after treasure poured forth - gold and silver vessels, ornate jewellery, richly ornamented weapons and, most famously, the golden 'Mask of Agamemnon'.
In the shadowy period after the destruction of the Mycenaean and Minoan palaces, the art of writing was lost.
The decipherment by Michael Ventris of the Mycenaean script, known as Linear B, has been called the 'Everest of archaeology' and its significance for our understanding of the Greek Bronze Age was enormous.
www.foliosoc.co.uk /folio/myceneans.php   (661 words)

  
  Greece, Crete Attorney, Real Estate Attorney. Law Offices of Savvas Zannetos.
There is evidence of organized habitation which dates back to 8000 BCE, and the excavations of the 20th century have revealed a splendid civilization which ruled the island and much of the Aegean during the Bronze Age.
The end of this flourishing culture came with the destruction of most of the palaces and villas of the country side in the middle of the 15 century, and with the destruction of Knossos in 1375.
Another factor that might have contributed to the end of Minoan civilization is the invasion and occupation of Crete by the Mycenaeans.
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  Ancient Greece - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The ancestors of the Mycenaean people wandered onto the mainland from the north and the east from about 4000 to 2000 bc, mixing with the people already there, and by about 1400 bc the Mycenaeans had become very prosperous.
The Mycenaeans had a warrior culture that enabled them to conquer the Minoans by about 1400 bc, but the Mycenaeans’ eagerness to fight also contributed to their downfall.
Fighting at the end of the Mycenaean period had interrupted the international trade in tin, which was needed to make bronze weapons and tools.
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Mycenaean civilization was past its zenith by the middle of the 13th century.
Early on, the Mycenaeans shared the myth that the son died at the end of each year, to be resurrected in the spring amid fertility rites.
The Greeks themselves connected the destruction of Mycenaean centers with an invasion of the Dorians (a new wave of Greek immigrants.) In Greek legends, the Dorians are described as the descendants of Heracles; thus the "invasion" is referred to as the Return of the Heraclidae.
campus.lakeforest.edu /academics/greece/BrzMyc.html   (6690 words)

  
 Ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mycenaeans, as these people are known, were much influenced by the Minoan Cretans, whose importance was remembered in such myths as stories about King Minos and Theseus of Athens.
By the middle of the 15th century, Knossos, Crete's greatest city, had fallen into Mycenaean hands, as is known from the discovery in the palace of Knossos of clay tablets inscribed in Linear B, an early Greek script.
Mycenaean civilization is best known from the remains of Mycenae, although many other sites exist in the Peloponnesus as well as in south central Greece, on the islands of the Aegean, and on the coast of Anatolia.
home.att.net /~tersip/aegean3.html   (1161 words)

  
 The Mighty Mycenaeans: Early Greek Military Power
The Mycenaean city was ruled by a king who was a member of the landowning aristocracy, known as the wanax.
The palace complex of the king in a Mycenaean city was imposing, with large fortification walls and stone gates that were meant to intimidate as well as impress would-be defeaters.
When the Mycenaeans fell, all of Greece fell into a long period devoid of cultural or scientific development, known as the Dark Ages, from which it did not recover for a few hundred years, with the onset of the early Classical period.
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 The Mycenaean World
One reason that Linear B was able to be deciphered is that the language of the Mycenaeans was an early form of Greek, while the language of the Minoans was not Greek.
Until its conquest by the Mycenaeans the Minoan culture was dominant and many aspects of the Minoan culture were probably adopted by the Mycenaeans.
Mycenaean refers to a culture which included the entire mainland of Greece but is was named after the ancient Greek City of Mycenae, which Agamemnon ruled.
www.fjkluth.com /mycenae.html   (632 words)

  
 Ancient Greece - MSN Encarta
The first culture of Aegean civilization on the Greek mainland is named Mycenaean for the palace at Mycenae on the PelopĂłnnisos.
Although archaeological evidence is inconclusive, the destruction of the city of Troy in Asia Minor sometime between 1230 bc and 1180 bc may correspond to the legendary story of the Trojan War.
The disappearance of Mycenaean kingdoms left a political vacuum in Greece.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741501460_2/Ancient_Greece.html   (2662 words)

  
 Book Review: The Mycenaeans by ZS Livingstone (Dec. 23, 2005)
Mycenaean civilization endured another three centuries and then went into a dark age which lasted until the time of Homer circa 800 BC.
Hidden in the poetry is the intent of the gods to kill their children.
In the era of classical Greece, The Golden Age Of Athens, the Mycenaean times were called the "Age of the Heroes".
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Mycenaean culture flourished on the Greek mainland in the Late Bronze Age, from about 1600 to 1100 BC.
From about 1400 BC the Mycenaeans built palaces similar to those of the Minoans, but characteristically centred on a megaron or great hall.
The presence of Linear B tablets at Knossos in its latest phase indicates that the Mycenaeans, growing in power and prosperity, took control of Crete around 1450 BC.
www.british-museum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/print?ENC8020   (228 words)

  
 Lecture 7: The Mycenaeans and the end of the Bronze Age
Mycenaean elites, on the other hand, were able to afford a range of luxury goods not imaginable to Odysseus (or to Homer).
The Mycenaeans adopted them--as they did so much of Near Eastern culture--but it is not clear how much use they would have been in the hilly land of Greece.
Mycenaean religion resembled that of Crete, with some differences: the Minoans, in addition to shrines within areas of inhabitation, had cave and mountain peak sanctuaries, whereas the Mycenaean shrines are located only in urban centers.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/GreekCiv/Lectures/myc.html   (1217 words)

  
 Greece The Mycenaeans - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Mycenaean palatial society was at its zenith in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C. At some point in the middle of the fourteenth century, Mycenaeans, whose society stressed military excellence, conquered Knossos and the rest of Crete (see fig.
It appears that the Mycenaeans used writing not to keep historical records but strictly as a device to register the flow of goods and produce into the palaces from a complex, highly centralized economy featuring regional networks of collection and distribution.
Nevertheless, the Mycenaeans seemingly were able to avoid entanglement in the conflicts of the superpowers of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Egyptians.
www.workmall.com /wfb2001/greece/greece_history_the_mycenaeans.html   (434 words)

  
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The Mycenaeans were known for their successful trading networks, but not much has been written about their army.
Grguric has thoroughly researched this topic and establishes the Mycenaeans as a "fierce warrior civilization." There are many fl and white photographs, illustrations, and drawings throughout the book.
The Mycenaeans may not be inches and inches thick, but it is full of a tremendous amount of detail and will add much to the study of an ancient culture that has otherwise been left out of the history books.
www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com /Homeschool_Reviews/1776.php   (521 words)

  
 minoan and mycenaeans: officialresearchpapers.com- the only quality official research papers, book reports, term papers ...
The myths are generally believed, at least since the studies of the Swedish scholar Martin Nilsson (1874-1967), to have been acquired during the Mycenaean age being transmitted by poets and minstrels in a monarchic and probably militaristic society in which local kings were vassals of an overlord.
Nilsson's assumption in the early 1930s that the Mycenaeans were Greeks was later confirmed when the architect Michael Ventris deciphered the Linear B tablets in 1952 a few years before his death.
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 Bronze age burial sites: learning how the Mycenaeans lived by examining how they died Omni - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the first archaelogical dig in Crete by Arthur Evans at the anicent city of Knossos in 1900 to last summer's excavation on a hillside behind the village of Mochlos on the island of Mochlos, archaeologists have unearthed urns, utensils, and even complete Cretan villages.
Later, it was reopened and the first burial was displaced within the tomb to make room for the tomb to make room for the second burial," Soles says.
Judging from the intricate artwork on the pottery, Soles thinks the Mycenaeans who inhabited this settlement on Crete were highly skilled people.
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