This is Archaeological Museum of Mycenae (you can probably recognise Greek and EU flags). We followed the arrows pointing to the Museum, but it was not easy to find the entrance. I suppose they built the building in a way that it does not change the scenery of the site.
Fresco painting of the 13th century BC. It was found in a building in the area which the archaeologists call Cult Centre.
The woman is holding wheat ears, and at her feet we can recognise griffin's paws. These attributes suggest she is a goddess.
The style and use of colours show the influence from the Cretan art.
A tablet with linear B.
The linear B is a script made of more than 100 syllabic signs and semantographic ones (logogrammes/ ideogrammes). It was developed in the late 15th century Crete when it was under heavy influence from the Mycenaeans, and later introduced to the Greek mainland, including Mycenae.
A terracotta snake made in Helladic IIIB2 period (approximately between 1250 and 1180).
The museum exhibits several terracotta snakes.
Terracotta figurines found in temples. They also belong to Helladic IIIB2 period.
This female figurine is much more recent and belongs to the archaic period (late 6th century BC - early 5th century BC). The leg joints and knees are made flexible.
The woman's headgear and the thick bottom footwear look quite particular.
- Robin Barber, Greece (Blue Guide), London- N.Y. 2001 (Revised reprint of the 6th edition of 1995), pp. 221-232.
- Elizabeth French, Mycenae : Agamemnon's capital : the site in its setting. Stround: Tempus, 2002, p. 125-128.
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