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9.3.1: The “Palace” and Grave Circle A

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    Seeking the mythic cities of Homer, Heinrich Schliemann identified Mycenae in the 19th century.

    SmartHistory images for teaching and learning:

    Portal decoration fragment, Treasury of Atreus
    Gold masks from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Pilaster reconstruction, Treasury of Atreus
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    Mask of Agamemnon, c.1550-1500, gold, found in grave shaft V, Grave Circle A in 1876 at Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann
    Gold mask from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Portal decoration fragment, Treasury of Atreus
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    Mask of Agamemnon, c.1550-1500, gold, found in grave shaft V, Grave Circle A in 1876 at Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann
    Phidias, Athena Pathenos, 447-32 B.C.E. (this is a 3rd c. C.E. copy known as Varvakeion)
    Gold Diadam from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
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    Gold mask from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Gold artifacts from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
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    Gold griffon from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Pilaster fragment, Treasury of Atreus
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