Buried with the Mycenaean kings to attest to their wealth, Lion hunters are Minoan style, metal work is Near Eastern
1340, 1250, 1200 BCE when the fortress was refortified and enlarged
Mycenae only has foundations left, Knossos and Akrotiri had levels to their palaces. This is speculation. Minoan destination in Knossos was the courtyard, here it is the megaron
Was it a temple, a community, a palace, a city, or for a god of the place?
Tholos, axial architecture,
Conglomerate stone that can be polished to shine many colors, corbelled relieving arch above the post-lintel, guardian beasts flanking a single Minoan Column that swells upward to a bulbous capital. Are they lions? The relief shows supple beasts supporting and defending the column on their hind legs, heads were put on dowels, Thought to be high relief. Lions rest their front paws on a Mycenae altar, column is also on an altar base, The column has an architrave, which supports the ends of the rafters of the roof, most likely represents the lions protecting the city itself, the citadel. If so it signifies that they are protecting a legitimate power in the citadel.
Agean ppt 2
The Aegean <br />c. 3000-1100 BCE<br />Cycladic Civilization<br />
Reconstruction<br />of the <br />Palace of Knossos<br />c. 1600-1400 BCE<br />Reconstructed porticos of the north entrance passage with fresco<br />Architect Dedalos It had such complexity that no one placed in it could ever find its exit.<br />
Treasury of Atreus Entrance c. 1300-1200 BCE<br />
Inside the Atreus Tomb, cyclopean, roofed with corbelled vault built up with regular courses or layers of ashlar, perfectly cut<br />blocks of stones smoothly moving inward and carefully calculated to meet in a single capstone, top most stone that joins sides and meets in the center forming a peak.<br />
Entrance to nine Tholoi. Ancient tombs in the citadel at Mycenae <br />