If you are in Love with the Heroes then get ready to experience the Heroic Age of the Heroes.
The Mycenaean civilization developed in Greece the late Bronze Age (1100-1600BC) and there most beautiful remaining is known as Mycenae, located in Argolis, Greece.
Greek Mythology says that Perseus named it after his sword fell to the ground and was regarded as a good omen or as he found a water spring nearby
Mycenae covered 30,000 square meters and has always been known throughout history.
Archaeological Society of Athens in 1841 CE
Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 CE
Christos Tsountas in 1886
We can’t declare them ignorant towards religion as we have found some gods, among them; some famous ones are:-
God of Earthquakes.
Apart from this, very few shrines have been found so we came to a conclusion that they might used to perform their rituals on open grounds.
There art is apparent in their Fresco, Pottery and Jewelry.
Lion head Rhyton
Bull head Gold Rhyton
The findings from Mycenae are on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, but all over Greece there are also smaller museums that hold Mycenaean objects.
Boar Tusk’s Helmet
Unlucky if DON’T see:-
The Lion Gate
Lion Gate is the main entrance to the fortified citadel, takes its name from the two wild animals sculpted on the huge monolithic pediment. The gate is about 10ft wide and high.
It was from this citadel that King Agamemnon led the Greeks when they sailed off to fight the Trojans as described in the epic poem by Homer known as ‘The Iliad‘.
The Treasury of Atreus
Constructed in about 1250 BC also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, The Treasury of Atreus is actually a tomb and it’s 13.5m high and has a diameter of 14.5m.
The Cyclopean Walls:
Between 3m and 8m in thickness, made up of huge limestone boulders, due to the Boulders’ size which the ancient people believed to be built by Cyclops and that’s why these walls were named Cyclopean Walls.
Circle of grave
This Royal Grave Circle was within the Mycenae, contained 6 royal family shaft graves and when excavated, 19 bodies and about 4kg of funeral goods including the Gold death mask were found.
The Royal Palace
It was the home of the Royal families; all that remains now are the floors. Even today you can see the burn marks on the floor where the palace was destroyed at about 1200BC.
It was the central royal chamber with a round hearth in the centre, and 4 pillars supporting the roof, built on a terrace overhanging a steep gorge.
Mycenae was burned and destroyed, perhaps by invading Dorians, about 1100 BCE but there are 2 more theories about the end of the Mycenaean civilization.
First is population movement
Second is internal strife and conflict.