Greece

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British Museum: Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece Jenifer Neils British Museum Press, pb £14.99 The Ancient Greeks for Dummies Stephen Batchelor, John Wiley pb £15.99 What was the ‘legacy’ of the ancient Greeks? The answer, of course, is very little: an alliance of Greek aristocrats, Hellenistic kings, and Roman viceroys drained the wellspring of […]

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Ancient Greeks for Dummies, The

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece Jenifer Neils British Museum Press, pb £14.99 The Ancient Greeks for Dummies Stephen Batchelor, John Wiley pb £15.99 What was the ‘legacy’ of the ancient Greeks? The answer, of course, is very little: an alliance of Greek aristocrats, Hellenistic kings, and Roman viceroys drained the wellspring of […]

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Linear B Tablets

When Arthur Evans started digging at Knossos on Crete in 1900, a major aim was to find inscriptions and prove that the ancient Cretans had been literate.

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Messene uncovered

An extended feature on Messene, the best preserved city in the southern Peloponnese

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Second Royal Tomb of Vergina Reveals Alexander the Great, The

According to the archaeologist Manolis Andronikos, the Royal Tombs of Vergina, in northern Greece, belong to King Phillip II (388-336 BC) and his wife. However, D. Papazois, a retired Major General and a meticulous historical researcher, has a different view. After over a decade of research through the historical sources and through detailed examination of […]

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Corfu

Richard Hodges writes from Kerkyra, Corfu

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Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae

Unravelling the mystery of the location of the Treasury of Atreus – also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon – far from the other royal tombs at Mycenae

Agamemnon's death mask

Magic of Mycenae

When we asked our readers if they had a favourite World Heritage Site, Mycenae was mentioned again and again. Featured in CWA 28, it was once one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilisation, dominating the eastern Mediterranean from the 15th-12th centuries BC. Today the site boasts remarkable architectural features, such as the famous Lion Gate, as well as royal graves where spectacular artefacts including the gold ‘death mask of Agamemnon’ were found in the 19th century. Andrew Selkirk takes us on a tour of Agamemnon’s capital.

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