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A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse”

Archaeologists have long debated the cause of the "Bronze Age Collapse," or when ancient civilizations all collapsed one after another.

Iklaina: The First City-State of Ancient Greece and Europe

The little-known site, Iklaina, on the Peloponnesian peninsula was a major center of Mycenaean culture; findings now indicate that it was the very first city-state in ancient Greece. Iklaina marks the transition from a world without organized states to a...

New Video Shows Glory of Ancient Mycenae Palace

A new video shows in resplendent detail the recreated buildings and artwork of ancient Mycenae, from the throne room atop its highest hill to the lower town, including the interplay of dolphins on frescoes in one of the buildings. Created...

Mycenaean Bronze Swords Uncovered in Greek Tomb

Three bronze swords dating back to the Mycenaean civilization were discovered recently near the city of Aegio, in the Peloponnese. The swords, among other finds, were found in an ancient tomb, dating back to the 12th to 11th century...

The Griffin Warrior: A Staggering Discovery from Ancient Greece

The discovery of the Griffin Warrior Tomb is a fascinating archaeological find as it seems to link the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations

Gold-Lined Tombs Discovered in Ancient Greek City of Pylos

Two American archaeologists announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered two magnificent tombs at the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern Greece, which belong to a period known as Late Helladic IIA, which lasted from 1600...

Acropolis in Central Greece Seven Times Larger Than Mycenae Reveals Its Secrets

Important architectural remains and movable finds dating back to the period of Mycenaean civilization were recently revealed during excavations at the Acropolis of Glas in Viotia, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday. The Mycenaean Acropolis of Glas, part...

Mycenaean Treasures Travel to Germany for Rare Exhibition

"The Mask of Agamemnon", Mycenae Over four hundred priceless artifacts, most of them traveling for the first time out of Greece, will be presented at The Schloss Karlsruhe Museum in a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Titled "Mycenaean Greece: The Legendary World of...

Haute Couture from Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations at Hellenic Museum

Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Spectacular Costumes of Ariadne & Helen of Troy at the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne, will bring to life the magnificent costumes worn by Minoans and Mycenaeans of Bronze Age Greece ca. 2000 to 1200...

Archaeologists Discover 'Masterpiece' Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered. The "Pylos Combat Agate," as the seal has come to be known since it was...