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Mycenaeans Were the Traders of the Bronze Age Mediterranean

The Mycenaean Greeks had a rich and powerful civilization which thrived in the Bronze Age. However, what was the extent of their trade relations around the Mediterranean? How far did they actually go, and what groups did they trade...

Did the War Between Atlantis and the Greeks Really Happen?

In Plato's account of Atlantis, found in both Timaeus and Critias, the legendary island civilization supposedly fought a war against the Greeks. This is a vital part of the account, for it is the whole reason why Plato included it in...

Bronze Age Gold Treasure Crafted With Metal From Meteor

A dazzling Bronze Age gold treasure discovered in Spain more than 60 years ago was crafted with metal from a meteor a new analysis reveals. The hoard, known as the Treasure of Villena comprises 59 objects made of gold, silver,...

British Man Strikes Gold Finding Bronze Age Cloak Fastener

A British amateur metal detectorist literally struck gold by making a great archaeological discovery of a gold cloak fastener that dates back to the Bronze Age. The 54-year-old Jonathan Needham found the precious 3,000-year-old artifact on a patch of land...

What Was the Minoan Calendar Like?

The Minoans were a powerful but mysterious naval civilization in the Bronze Age Mediterranean. One of the things that makes them so mysterious is that their texts are inaccessible to us for particular reasons. This means that our knowledge of...

Is the Lost Atlantis Mentioned in the Bible?

In the fourth century BCE, Plato wrote about the legend of Atlantis. The general belief is that he was the very first person to write about it. This has led many to claim that Plato invented the story. However,...

Five Bronze Age Axes Found in Polish Forest

In a recent finding announced by the Pomeranian Provincial Conservator of Monuments, five ancient bronze age axes were uncovered in the Starogard Forest District of Kociewie, Poland. These historical artifacts, dating back 3,700 to 3,100 years (1700-1300 BCE), were stumbled...

The Most Influential Cities of Bronze Age Greece

The Bronze Age in ancient Greece was a pivotal era that laid the foundation for the rich tapestry of Hellenic (Greek) civilization. A period marked by technological advancements, cultural achievements, and intricate social structures, the Bronze Age witnessed the...

Matriarchy May Have Prevailed in Minoan Civilization

The Minoan civilization, among the earliest and most advanced societies in the Bronze Age, excelled in art, trade, and the prominent role of women. Women in ancient Greece were markedly disadvantaged in terms of rights, often confined to domestic and...

The Glittering Gold of Mycenaean Greece

Since the 19th century, several precious gold objects associated with the Mycenaean civilization have been discovered by archaeologists, predominantly at important burial sites where the royals and elite of Bronze Age Greece were buried. The Mycenaeans were the first distinctly...