"Mycenae rich in gold"
So wrote (or sang) Homer about Mycenae, as he told the story of the conflict between the ancient Greeks and Trojans...
Agamemnon was the King of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army in the Trojan War of Homer’s Iliad. He is presented...
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS : Mycenaeans and Phoenicians
A look at Ancient Civilizations of the Mycenaeans and Phoenicians. A visit to the heart of the first great civilizations...
Plain of the Argolis, as seen from Mycenae in Greece.
Bronze Tripod, Mycenae
A Mycenaean bronze tripod from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th Century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens...
Citadel of Mycenae
The view to the south from the upper citadel of Mycenae looking towards Argos (1350 BCE).
Death Mask of Agamemnon
The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad. Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle...
Fountain Entrance, Mycenae
The inner entrance to the stepped tunnel (1200 BCE) which descends 18 metres to a subterranean well. The well is supplied...
Grave Circle A, Mycenae
The royal grave circle within the walls of Mycenae (1600 BCE). It was in the shaft graves here that Heinrich Schliemann discovered...
Greece's Top Ten Stops
The fortified ghost town of Vathia, on Greece's Mani Peninsula, was once as wild as our Wild West. (photo: Rick Steves...