CL 172 / HA 190B - Art & Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age

Mycenaean Architecture: in life and death

Late Bronze Age 1550-1100 BC
Early Mycenaean Period (LH I - IIIA 1) 1550-1375 BC

LH I

1550-1500

LH II

1500-1400

LH IIIA 1

1400-1375


Late Mycenaean (LH IIIA 2 and IIIB) 1375 - 1200 BC

LH IIIA 2

1375-1300

LH IIIB

1300-1200


Mycenaean post-palatial (LH IIIC) 1200-1100 BC

Christos Tsountas
Tholos tomb

    dromos, stomion, thalamos
ashlar masonry
lintel block
relieving triangle
corbelled vaulting
Messinia - Voidhokoilia, Pylos, Peristeria, Koryphasion, Koukounara
Mycenae
    1. Cyclopean tomb, Epano Phournos, Tomb of Aegisthos
    2. Kato Phournos, Panagia, Lion tomb
    3. Tomb of the Genii, Treasury of Atreus, Tomb of Clytaimnestra
dromos - stomion - chamber

Vapheio tomb
Orchomenos, Boiotia
    Treasury of Minyas
chamber tomb
    niche, cist, dry-wall masonry
built tomb
Eleusis
Thorikos
Argos


Tiryns

Midea
Pylos
     Nestor
     Neleus

Athens
Thebes
Orchomenos
Gla
Iolkos
Sparta (Menelaion, Aghios Vasilios)

Cyclopean masonry
ashlar masonry

Lion Gate
pivot shoe
Postern Gate (North Gate)
cistern
Megaron (porch, vestibule, throne room)

Hearth
 
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