Essay about The Mycenaean Collection Of Ancient Greece

1393 Words Sep 30th, 2016 6 Pages
After exploring the vast expanse of rooms and collections inside the British Museum, the Mycenaean Collection is the collection of artifacts that truly intrigues me. Located in Room 12 and 12b in the British Museum, the Mycenaean Collection provides an amazing insight into the Greek Bronze Age, The Heroic Age, and Greek Mythology legends, especially the epics written by Homer. The collection features many artifacts of red and black painted pottery, bronzes from the Geometric Period, bronze figurines, and numerous artifacts that depict the Bronze age and how the Mycenaean people used Greek Mythology to decorate many objects and create incredible works of art that are still intact today. The Mycenaean Age approximately took place from the years 1600 BC to 1100 BC during the Bronze Age. The majority of the artifacts were discovered and excavated in what is today the Southern region of Greece, including the cities of Thebes, Athens, Pylos, and Tiryns. According to Homer, the Mycenaean Civilization and culture was dominant in the cities of Mycenae, Folksier, Orchomenos, Thebes, Plyos, and Athens (Present Day Greece), as well as Knossos in Crete. Homer had also stated that the Mycenaean Age had followed the Minoan Civilization after the Mycenaean’s had taken advantage of the weak Minoan society and conquered the Minoans by capturing Troy. After attaining Troy, the Minoan and Mycenaean culture and art combined and countless artifacts such as sculptures and pottery found in Crete…

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