Mycenae, Palace, Mycenaean, Civilization, Bronze Age, Argolid, Peloponnese, Heinrich Schliemann, Neolithic, Cyclopean Walls, Lion Gate
This image demonstrates the structure of Mycenae during The Late Bronze Age (Mycenaean Age) and shows the strongly fortified Palace, unlike the Minoan civilization that did not have any defensive walls.
Painted plaster head from Mycenae, 1300-1250 BC. One of the few surviving examples of Mycenaen sculptures in the round, its harsh coloring/ chilling stare indicate that it may represent a sphinx. The flat triangular face seems to foreshadow the conventions of the later Greek Archaic statues
Tiryns - a cyclopean fortress
TIRYNS, Greece: is one of the imposing ruins of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The earliest human occupation known at Tiryns is from the Neolithic period. A new fortified palace complex was constructed in the 14th century BC. The defences were extended in the early 13th century BC, and the Lower Citadel was also fortified.
Tiryns is a Mycenaean site in Argolis in the Peloponnese. It was a hill fort with occupation ranging back seven thousand years, from before the beginning of the Bronze Age. It reached its height between 1400 and 1200 BC, when it was one of the most important centers of the Mycenaean world, and in particular in Argolis. Its most notable features were its palace, its cyclopean tunnels and especially its walls, which gave the city its Homeric epithet of "mighty walled Tiryns".