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An ancient Greek city in the northeast Peloponnesus that flourished during the Bronze Age as the center of an early civilization. According to legend, at one time Agamemnon was its king.
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(Placename) an ancient Greek city in the NE Peloponnesus on the plain of Argos
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an ancient city in S Greece, in Argolis: important ruins.
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Noun1.Mycenae - an ancient city is southern GreeceMycenae - an ancient city is southern Greece; center of the Mycenaean civilization during the late Bronze Age
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Those who held the strong city of Mycenae, rich Corinth and Cleonae; Orneae, Araethyrea, and Licyon, where Adrastus reigned of old; Hyperesia, high Gonoessa, and Pellene; Aegium and all the coast-land round about Helice; these sent a hundred ships under the command of King Agamemnon, son of Atreus.
There is no subtly here, nor any acknowledgement that Homer's story was a paean to the lost monarchy of Mycenae.
View the Church of Ypapanti or visit Mycenae and learn the secrets of Bronze age in Greece.
We then motored down to Mycenae, where 19th century excavations revealed ancient splendors such as the Beehive Tombs and the Lion's Gate, Europe's oldest known monument, the remains of Agamemnon's Palace and then to Epidaurus, site of a 2,300year-old open air theater which has excellent acoustics, as demonstrated by our tour guide who asked us to go up to the highest seats of the amphitheater to listen to the crisp sound of her tearing a piece of paper several rows below.
Refuting the traditional assumption that the cultures of the Middle East and Mycenae filtered northward into Europe and North Asia, noted historian and mythologist Geoffrey Ashe instead identifies the northern Altai mountain range and Lake Baikal region of southern Siberia as the true cultural home of humanity and the source of the widespread myths of a prehistoric Golden Age in this newly updated and expanded third edition of "Eden in the Altai: The Prehistoric Golden Age and the Mythic Origins of Humanity".
Paris, the son of the legendary king of Troy, Priam, kidnapped the beautiful Helen, thereby attracting the wrath of the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon.
According to one ancient Greek traveller and geographer, Pausanias, Tenea may have been founded by Trojans who were taken prisoner by Agamemnon, King of nearby Mycenae.
Offering a compelling solution to the ancient mystery, Vail's Shield of Achilles remarkably resembles archaeological artifacts such as bronze swords and daggers inlaid with gold and silver that were found in the royal tombs of Mycenae. Excavated by Heinrich Schliemann beginning in 1874, Mycenae was the ancient Greek realm of Achilles' Commander-in-Chief, High King Agamemnon.
Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than 30 seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada.
Based in the Peloponnese peninsula of what is now Greece, this civilization built monumental palaces at sites such as Mycenae and Tiryns, and its tombs were found to be filled with glorious golden treasures (now mostly on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens).
Some topics discussed include darkness and the abyss, darkness and illumination in the work of Lundahl & Seitl, and darkness and community in Iannis XenakisAEs Mycenae Polytopon.