Helladic Period/Civilization

Art of the Mainland
Mycenae and Tiryns
10 miles apart

Sir Arthur Evans c1900
Heinrich Schliemann c1860

Tiryns:
Hercules Birthplace
Pausnias' account

The art historical 
period and or culture 
is Helladic
but sometimes referred to 
as Mycenaen


  

Tiryns plan of Citadel c1200 BCE
Issues and Considerations in City Planning
Knossos 1700-1300 BCE
 
http://www.stoa.org/metis/cgi-bin/qtvr?site=mycenae (Link to a site with panoramic views)
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

hoplite n [Gk hoplites, fr. hoplon tool, weapon, fr. hepein to care for, work at--more at sepulchre] (ca. 1741): a heavily armed infantry soldier of ancient Greece 
 
Mycenae, Warrior's Vase, c1500
Helladic Period/Civilization

 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Cyclopean Masonry



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Tiryns Wall Painting Boar Hunt c1200 BCE



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mycenae

Mycenae and Tiryns
10 miles apart

Heinrich Schliemann c1860

Homer's 
Iliad and Odyssey
Homer lived 8th or 9th BCE


 
 
 
 
Mycenae Aerial View



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 



 
 
 
 

The Lion Gate

ashlar masonry
apotropaic
mezuzah


 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 


 


 


Grave Circle A c1300BCE



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Mycenae, Agamemnon's Mask c1500
from the shaft graves inside grave circle A
repousse

 
 
Mycenae, Agamemnon's Mask c1500
from the shaft graves inside grave circle A
c2300 BCE

 
 
  Mycenae, Treasury of the Atreus, c1300

 
 



tholos

 
 


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

Euboea, Greece
Lefkandi Site
Hero÷n, and burial
(c1000 BCE)
near the village of
Toumba
Helladic Period

 
 
 
 
Euboea, Greece
Lefkandi Site
Hero÷n, and burial
(c1000 BCE)
near the village of
Toumba
Helladic Period

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Centaur from Lefkandi, Euboea, Greece c1000 BCE, 
terra-cotta, height 14 1/8"Proto-Geometric Style
Helladic Period

 
 
 
 
 

Egyptian fa´ence necklace composed of statuettes depicting Isis holding the baby Horus. From a grave in the Toumba Cemetery at Lefkandi. Dated to the 9th-8th century B.C.

Egyptian pomegrate-shaped vase. 
From a grave in the Toumba Cemetery at Lefkandi. Dated to the 9th-8th century B.C.