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Mycenaean Art and Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore the art and architecture of the Mycenaean civilization.

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Image of Vault at Tiryns, Photo by Alun Salt, Creative Commons,,_a_passageway.jpg; Image of Lion Gate from Mycenae, Photo by Andreas Trepte, Creative Commons,; Image of Entrance to Treasury of Atreus, Photo by Ken Russell Salvador, Creative Commons,; Image of Cross-Section of Treasury of Atreus, PD-1923,; Image of Treasury of Atreus, Creative Commons,; Image of Mask of Agamemnon, Creative Commons,; Image of Female Head from Mycenae, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know
Ashlar Masonry

Stonework made of large, rectangular cut stones.

Beehive Tombs

Large, round rooms found at Mycenae.

Corbeled Vault

The simplest type of vault, involving step support elements.

Cyclopean Construction

Construction done with masonry consisting of blocks so large that they appeared to have been built by a Cyclops (huge, one-eyed humanoid monster).