EUH 1000

  Art of the Classical Greeks

 Minoans, Mycenaens and Mythology


 MINOANS: Art and Architecture

Minoan art was different than that of the Empires and Kingdoms to the east



 From Knossos Palace, we find skilled frescoes with (gasp) non warlike subjects!



A Minoan navy / merchant fleet, dominating the Aegean Sea



Scene from inside Knossos Palace, capital of the Minoan seafaring civilization on Crete



The partial excavation of the Custom's House on the coast of Crete



The current view of Thera, in the background, scene of the amazing destruction of Knossos



MYCENAE: Art and Architecture

Mycenaen death mask, possibly of King Agamemnon



A modern representation of the Phalanx formation, that which made Greek infantry dominate



Famous Greek vase: Chigi, depicting the hoplite formation



Famous Greek vase: 'Achilles kills Penthesileia' from Trojan War times



Famous Greek vase: 'Francois' showing a procession



Mycenae during its period of prosperity as the chief early Greek city-state



The best preserved part of Mycenae today: the 'Lions Gate'



The City of Troy as it was during the time of the Illiad



A replica of the Trojan Horse built at the site of the ruins of Troy



Today's excavation of Troy, a city that for most of history was only a legend



Finally, Mount Olympus, home of the gods


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