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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Mycenae, Peloponnese, Greeceen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1600-ca. 1050 BCE (inclusive)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Mycenaean)en_US
dc.date-1600--1050en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-27T20:23:34Z
dc.date.available2013-03-27T20:23:34Z
dc.date.issued-1600--1050en_US
dc.identifier203021en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1144en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/110980
dc.descriptionLion gate, frontal view of the triangular block of stone over the lintel, depicting two lions facing each other with a column placed in between; Site in the north-eastern Peloponnese in southern Greece, 30 km south-west of Corinth. It is renowned for its Late Bronze Age (LBA) palace, tombs and fortifications. In Homeric epic it was the capital city of Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces at Troy, and it now gives its name to the Mycenaean civilization. Mycenae stands on an isolated hill separated by two ravines from Mt Zara and Mt Ayios Ilias and forms a natural strongpoint controlling the route from the Peloponnese to central Greece. Combined with its proximity to the sea, this made Mycenae the key point on the trade routes between the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean on one side and Greece and central Europe on the other. There are nine tholos tombs, and two royal burial enclosures, Grave Circle A and Grave Circle B. (LH I period) The south-west fortification wall was dismantled in LH IIIB, and a new entrance, the Lion Gate, was erected, protected by an outwork on the right. The regular courses of rectangular stone blocks around the Lion Gate and the North Gate contrast strikingly with the rough Cyclopean masonry of the earlier fortification wall. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/27/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectMycenaeanen_US
dc.subjectLate Bronze Ageen_US
dc.titleMycenae [site]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-MY-MP-C4en_US
vra.culturalContextMycenaeanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) carving (processes)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypepalaceen_US
vra.worktypefortificationen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Mycenaean)en_US


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