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Mycenaean Art and Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana

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

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Map of the Aegean Sea, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aegeansea.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 Vault at Tiryns, Photo by Alun Salt, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiryns,_a_passageway.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 Treasury of Atreus, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20090727_mykines34.jpg, Image of Cross-Section of Treasury of Atreus, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atreus-2.jpg, Image of Mask of Agamemnon, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MaskOfAgamemnon.jpg , Mycenaean death mask, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MycenaeMask3.JPG, Wooden model of Palace at Knossos, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knossos_Wooden_model_PA067471.jpg 

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).