The Geography of Greece
Archaic Greece: 2000 BCE - 700 BCE
Bronze Age Greece
Minoan World: 2000-1400 B.C.E.
Crete: Minoan Civilization(Palace at Knossos)
Aerial View of Knossos
Knossos: Minoan Civilization
Palace of King Minos – North Entrance
Palace of King Minos - Interiors
Palace of King Minos – Throne Room
Minoan Ladies Women had rights…
Minoan Culture - Religion Minoan Snake Mother Goddess Minoan Priest Religion was based on worshiping the Mother Goddess…
Bull Cult …and based on worshiping the Bull.
Bull Jumping Fresco
MinoanTrade Coast of Crete “Bireme” ship Minoan success was based on trade, not conquest.
Minoan Artistic “Motifs” Dolphins represent good fortune and show the importance of the sea.
Early Writing System: “Linear A” (Undecipherable) Cannon?
What causedthe End of the Minoan Civilization??
The Mycenaeans (Achaeans) 1500 - 1100 BCE
The Mycenaean World: 1500-1100 BCE
View of Mycenae Archaeological “site”
Aerial View of Mycenae
Approach to the Lion’s Gate
Lion’s Gate Entrance to Mycenae
Mycenaean Writing System: “Linear B”
The Mycenaean Civilization
The Trojan War 1250 BCE 10 Year Long War
The Trojan War
What were thereal & mythicalcauses of theTrojan War??
It is said that Troy controlled trade from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. This area was known as the “Vital Straits” Historically
Helen of Troy: “The Face That Launched 1000 Ships” Whatdid she look like?
Greek Ships Landing on Beaches of Troy
Plan of the City of Troy
The Nine “Layers” of Ancient Troy Homer’s Troy(VII)
Original Wall of the City of Troy
Wall of Troy Recreated
Dome of King Priam’s Treasury
King Priam’s Treasure
Mask of Agamemnon
Troy Grave Circles
The “Trojan Horse”?
Sir Heinrich Schliemann
Homer: The “Heroic Age”
Homer, the Blind Poet
Homer’s Great Epics