Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
The Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the 13th century BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance. The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture, as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean. It is the only monument of Bronze Age Greece to bear an iconographic…
The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad. Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle A, Mycenae century BCE). The mask in fact predates Agamemnon by 400 years but nevertheless.
The Running Horses Rapier. Unique museum quality reproduction of Bronze Age sword from Mycenae, Shaft Grave V, date c. 1650 B.C. Blade with short tang and three rivets (Type A), horse figures in relief along the blade, bronze. Hornshaped hiltplates of walnut, based on a hilt from the same tomb, amber pommel (imitation). Total length c. 83cm. (the image is a preliminary model-image, the actual sword might differ in finish and minor details). PayPal, worldwide shipping. www.bronsereplika.no.
Mycenae Grave Circle A. A century BC royal cemetery containing six shaft graves, where a total of nineteen bodies were buried. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
Not really stressed on in Ovid's Metamorphoses particularly but Perseus is the founder and played a major role in the founding of Mycenae, which is pictured. SOURCE: Archaeology Department of Dickinson College