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1 Acropolis

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6 No part of mainland Greece is more than 35 miles from the sea.

7 In 1900 A.D., Sir Arthur Evans discovered the massive palace complex at Knossos on Crete.

8 Knossos

9 Palace of King Minos Sacred Place of the Double Axes

10 Knossos

11 Knossos

12 Knossos

13 Knossos

14 Knossos

15 Knossos from the Air

16 Knossos

17 Knossos (c BC)

18 Knossos

19 Bull Jumping (c BC)

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22 Palace of King Minos--megaron of the queen with dolphin frieze

23 Palace of king Minos Throne Hall with throne to the right

24 Minotaur

25 Snake Goddess (c BC)

26 Harvester Vase (c BC)

27 In the 1870s A.D. great interest in early Greek history was stimulated by the spectacular finds of amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann at the sites of ancient Troy and Mycenae. Troy Mycenae

28 Tomb of Clytemnestra -- Mycenae

29 Grave Circle A (burial site of Agamemnon) -- Mycenae

30 Grave Circle A -- Mycenae

31 tholos of the Treasury of Atreus -- Mycenae

32 Acropolis of Mycenae

33 House outside citadel -- Mycenae

34 Megaron -- Mycenae

35 Corbelled vault to intramural cistern -- Mycenae

36 Mycenean dagger Mycenean Liongate Tiryns Interior galley Boar's tusk helmet Tiryns’ Walls

37 Treasury of Artreus ( BC)

38 Funerary Mask (c BC)

39 The Lion Gate, Mycenae (1250 BC)

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42 Protogeometric pottery

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