Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
The Mask of Agamemnon is an artifact discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The artifact is a funeral mask hewn in gold, and was found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft. Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of the legendary Greek leader Agamemnon, but modern research suggests that the mask is from 1550-1500 BC(earlier than the life of Agamemnon, as tradition regards it). The mask is currently displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in…
Mycenae. The emergency ancient cistern or well of water meant to keep the palace alive in the case of a Trojan war, counter siege. Instead the regional economy collapsed bringing famine and destruction, a vast period of disruptive decline and immigration to other lands. (ie. notable "Sea People's" in Egyptian court records).
Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese
Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.