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Kore
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Kore

Kore from the Athenian Acropolis, late 6th century BCE. (National Museum, Athens)
Cyclades
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Cyclades

The Cyclades are a group of islands in the southern Aegean situated between the Greek mainland and Turkey. The name was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island...
Hei Tiki
Articleby Kim Martins

Hei Tiki

The hei tiki is a small personal adornment, fashioned by hand from tough pounamu (New Zealand greenstone or nephrite jade), and is worn around the neck. Hei means something looped around the neck, and tiki is...
Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)
Articleby Denitsa Dzhigova

Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)

[image:2597] Characteristics of Sicilian Archaic Temples The large dimensions of the components, the presence of a propteron, an adyton, and other specific elements of the plan and elevation speak for an originally very autonomous development...
Archaic Greek Amber Necklace
Imageby The British Museum

Archaic Greek Amber Necklace

An amber necklace from Archaic Greece, 600-480 BCE. Potidaea, ancient Macedon. (British Museum, London)
Ruins of Archaic Thera
Imageby Thomas Huston

Ruins of Archaic Thera

The ruins of Archaic Thera on Santorini, Greece.
Archaic Columns, Tarentum
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Archaic Columns, Tarentum

Two columns, all that remains of an Archaic temple dedicated to Poseidon at Tarentum, southern Italy.
Archaic Greek Bell Cuirass
Imageby Dorieo

Archaic Greek Bell Cuirass

A Greek "bell cuirass" from the Archaic Period, made sometime between the 7th and 6th Century BCE. This cuirass came from the Greek mainland and was the antecedent to the later and more recognizable "muscle cuirass". This breastplate is...
Archaic Greek Woman
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Archaic Greek Woman

A detail from a 'Melian' vase depicting a Greek woman of the archaic period. First half of the 6th century BCE. (Mykonos Archaeological Museum)
Mycenaean Civilization
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Civilization

The Mycenaean civilization (c. 1700-1100 BCE) flourished in the Late Bronze Age, reaching its peak from the 15th to the 13th century BCE when it extended its influence not only throughout the Peloponnese in Greece but also across the Aegean...