The Golden Age Of Heroes: The Glory Of The Mycenaean Civilization

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The Golden Age Of Heroes: The Glory Of The Mycenaean Civilization

The Golden Age Of Heroes: The Glory Of The Mycenaean Civilization

The myths and legends of classical Greece told of a Golden Age of Heroes, of mighty kings, glorious palaces and warriors who fought courageously in fierce battles. This age that inspired the classical world was believed to be pure myth for millennia. For almost 3,000 years, the Mycenaeans, ancestors of the classical Greeks, were lost and forgotten beneath the soil in the land they had once ruled, until archaeologists and historians began restoring them to their former glory.

Golden Age Of Heroes: Ancient Roman floor mosaic of Agamemnon (cascoly2/ Adobe Stock)

Humble Origins Of Mycenaean Civilization

Scholars have proposed several hypotheses on the origins of the Mycenaeans. According to one theory, they date back to the fourth millennium BC with Indo-Europeans entering a sparsely populated area. Other hypotheses argue for a date as early as the seventh millennium BC with the spread of agriculture, or as late as 1600 BC, with the spread of chariot technology.


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