The term “Mycenaeans” is an archaeological label, applied to a particular complex of material culture from the Greek mainland that dates to the Late Bronze Age. It should not be taken to refer to a particular ethnic group, since we don’t know how the archaeologically attested Mycenaeans defined themselves, or even if they conceived of themselves as ethnically distinct from e.g. the people on Crete, whom we refer to as the “Minoans”.
A fragmentary fresco from Pylos has been reconstructed as depicting a warrior with a round shield with armband and grip. A closer look reveals that this fresco most likely depicts something else.
When it comes to the history of warfare in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, an important find is the bronze panoply recovered by Swedish archaeologists from a tomb at Dendra in 1960.
In a shrine at Ayia Irini, a site on the island of Kea (ancient Keos), excavators have found a large number of clay sculptures that date back to the Late Bronze Age.
With Ariadne’s Threads, published in 2015, Berenice Jones has written the standard work on clothing in the Aegean Bronze Age that will serve as the basis for all future research.
After Knossos, Invicta invited archaeologist Josho Brouwers to talk about Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s depiction of the citadel of Mycenae. They also talk a bit about some other major sites in the Argolid.
Crete is the largest island in the Aegean Sea and dotted with archaeological sites, including many that date back to the Bronze Age.
Recently, two intact chamber tombs have been unearthed at the Mycenaean cemetery of Aidonia, near the ancient site of Nemea.
Roel Konijnendijk, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, Owen Rees, and Josho Brouwers talk about the ancient Greek hoplite.
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.