This lesson discusses characteristics of Mycenaean art and architecture.
Image of Vault at Tiryns, Photo by Alun Salt, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiryns,_a_passageway.jpg; Image of Lion Gate from Mycenae, Photo by Andreas Trepte, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lions-Gate-Mycenae.jpg; Image of Entrance to Treasury of Atreus, Photo by Ken Russell Salvador, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treasury_of_Atreus_Mycenae.jpg; Image of Cross-Section of Treasury of Atreus, PD-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atreus-2.jpg; Image of Treasury of Atreus, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20090727_mykines34.jpg; Image of Mask of Agamemnon, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MaskOfAgamemnon.jpg; Image of Female Head from Mycenae, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:07Mykenischer_Kopf01.jpg
Stonework made of large, rectangular cut stones.
Large, round rooms found at Mycenae.
The simplest type of vault, involving step support elements.
Construction done with masonry consisting of blocks so large that they appeared to have been built by a Cyclops (huge, one-eyed humanoid monster).