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    DescriptionFor almost three thousand years, the Mycenaeans, ancestors of the classical Greeks, lay lost and forgotten beneath the soil of Greece. In 1876, however, a German businessman, Heinrich Schliemann, in his search for the great Mycenaean king Agamemnon and other heroes of the Trojan War, made an astounding discovery in Mycenae: inside the monumental Lion Gate he discovered shaft graves belonging to a warrior elite, many of whom were buried wearing striking gold funerary masks and armor. In this authoritative new survey, Schofield examines these initial discoveries and other material evidence from Mycenaean culture, including painted pottery, documents in Linear B script, and the remains of fortress-palaces, all of which have yielded important information about the social hierarchies, religion, and military and trading activities of this wealthy and sophisticated culture. The author also considers the factual basis for the Mycenaeans' legendary links with the Trojan War and the various explanations for the eventual decline of their civilization.


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    Title
    The Mycenaeans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louise Schofield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892368679
    ISBN 10: 0892368675
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 938.01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.01
    LC classification: DF220.5 .S36 2007
    Publisher
    J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
    Publication date
    30 April 2007