May 21, 2014

Mycenae visit

Mycenae visit spring 2014. Some photos from a recent visit to mycenae in Argolida Greece.

This is the land that Agamemnon ruled. Hero of the Trojan war described in Homer’s The Iliad. These were ancient even around the golden era of classical Greece when the tragic poets and philosophers were looking back to their ancestry. To be more precise they were ancient to Homer’s 8 century BC era when he was writing about the Mycenean era, as this era was dated around 12 century BC and even older. We are looking at one of the first establishments of people into a walled city (as opposed to nomads) with oragnization, structure, politics, arts.
I was surprised to find out during my walk that behind the King’s palace there were the artists quarters. Even back then art played a major role in society.

The Treasury of Atreus

The Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae Lions Gate

Mycenae Lions Gate

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