The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae

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Mycenae, Greece

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lauro lauro
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The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae Dec 02, 2012
The Mycenean civilization is the third oldest civilization in greece that existed more than 3000 years ago (after the cycladic and the minoan). the civilization flourished in the bronze age and according to some, the myceneans copied the "style" of the two early civilizations from potteries, frescoes down to accesories but one thing that the myceneans were known for are for their military strength.

the museum has preserved so many artifacts that had been dugged around the area of the ancient civilization. many collections are in display and some of the most astounding finds are:

- frescoes of mycenean women

- the death mask of agamemnon (it is now in the athens archaeological museum)

- death masks of former kings or royalties

- linear b tablet writing pre ancient greek language

- accesories of women during the mycenean civilization

- terracota figures

- vast military weapons

.. and many more finds and collections dating from this period.

the museum is not huge because it is only dedicated to the mycenean civilization, it is also located around the area of the archaeological site, sad to say i dont know how much the entrace to the museum and to the site because it's free on sundays! (time we were there december 2012), so better check beforehand the updates if its still free as of today's time.
me and the famous lion's gate of m…
an example of a mycenean figure.
ancient accesories of mycenean wom…
showcase inside the museum.
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