Mycenae: Agamemnon's Capital : the Site in Its Setting
Famous from ancient Greek literature as King Agamemnon's capital, Mycenae was the site of almost unbroken excavation during the 20th century, and this continues today. In presenting a full up-to-date account of the site and placing it in its geographical and historical setting, the author concentrates on the great buildings of the citadel—the Lion Gate, the Cult Centre, and the Palace Complex—which flourished during the palatial Period in the 14th and 13th centuries BC. But she also investigates the legends associated with Mycenae and examines the evidence for the pre-palatial and post-palatial periods. Additionally, she is able to incorporate new information on the town and tombs outside the citadel.
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The Palatial period
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acropolis altar Anastylosis Archaeological Argive Argolid Argos Athens basement Bronze Age building built burial chamber tombs Citadel House Area citadel wall clay Clytemnestra colour plate complex construction corridor court Crete Cult Centre debris decorated E.B. French Early Palatial period earthquake east entrance evidence excavated faience figurines floor fortification wall Fresco Grave Circle Hellenistic House of Columns House of Shields Knossos later Linear B script Lion Gate mainland Megaron Middle Helladic museum Mycenae Archive Mycenaean period Mylonas Nauplion Palace phase Piet de Jong pithoi poros pots pottery Prehistoric Cemetery probably Processional Pylos Ramp House rock Schliemann sealed seems shaft grave sherds shrine side slabs South House south-west staircase stelai stirrup jars stone storeroom structures suggested tablets Temple terrace thirteenth century BC tholos tombs Tiryns Tomb of Clytemnestra Treasury of Atreus Tsountas vessels wall paintings Warrior Vase