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Mycenaean Art and Architecture

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, 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

  • Corbeled Vault

    The simplest type of vault, involving step support elements.

  • Ashlar Masonry

    Stonework made of large, rectangular cut stones.

  • Beehive Tombs

    Large, round rooms found at Mycenae.

  • 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).