CL 17A - Introduction to Greek Archaeology

Lecture 8
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

Tholos tomb

    dromos, stomion, thalamos
ashlar masonry
lintel block
relieving triangle
corbelled vaulting
Messinia - Pylos, Peristeria
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
Vapheio tomb
chamber tomb
    niche, cist, dry-wall masonry

Tiryns

Midea
Pylos
Athens
Thebes
Orchomenos
Gla
Iolkos

Cyclopean masonry

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

Hearth
 
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