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Mycenae

Mycenae an ancient city in Greece, situated near the coast in the NE Peloponnese, the centre of the late Bronze Age Mycenaean civilization. The capital of King Agamemnon, it was at its most prosperous in the period c.1400–1200 bc, which saw construction of the palace and the massive walls of Cyclopean masonry, including the ‘Lion Gate’, the entrance to the citadel (c.1250 bc). Systematic excavation of the site began in 1840, although the major discoveries were made by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s.

The Myceneans controlled the Aegean after the fall of the Minoan civilization c.1400 bc. They spoke a form of Greek, written in a distinctive script (see Linear B), and their culture is identified with that portrayed in the Homeric poems. Their power declined during widespread upheavals at the end of the Mediterranean Bronze Age, around 1100 bc.

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Mycenae

Mycenae (mīsē´nē), ancient city of Greece, in Argolis. In historical times it had little importance and was usually dependent on Argos. Its significance is in its remote past as a center of Mycenaean civilization. The famous Lion Gate, which led into the city, and the Treasury of Atreus, the largest of the beehive tombs outside the walls of the city, are the most notable of its ancient remains.

See A. J. B. Wace, Mycenae (1949, repr. 1964); A. E. Samuel, The Mycenaeans in History (1966).

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Mycenae Ancient city in Greece, 11km (7mi) n of modern Argos, which gave its name to the Mycenaean civilization. Dating from the third millennium bc, Mycenae was at its cultural peak between c.1580 bc and 1120 bc. It was destroyed in the 5th century bc. Later restored, by the 2nd century ad it was once more in ruins. Heinrich Schliemann discovered the ruins of Mycenae in 1874–76.

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