The Mycenean Civilization is the third oldest civilization in Greece. A Civilization existing more than 3000 years ago (after the Cycladic and the Minoan). The Mycenean Civilization flourished in the Bronze Age. Furthermore according to some, the Myceneans copied the “style” of the two early civilizations from potteries, frescoes down to accessories. One thing that the Myceneans were known for is their military strength.

The Museum of Mycenae Archaeological Site is built next to the citadel at Mycenae Archaeological Site. It is where the famous Lion’s Gate and Tomb of King Agamemnon are also located. The Museum is consisted of three halls. These halls hold a variety of objects unearthed in the vicinity.

First room of the Museum of Mycenae is dedicated to the life of the Mycenaeans. It displays ceramic exhibits from the ancient town. Second room is dedicated to life after death. It includes exhibits from graves, such as offerings to the dead. Third room is dedicated to the Mycenaen civilization. It exhibits objects in the concepts of religion, science, art, administration and trade. At the entrance of the Museum of Mycenae Archaeological Site, there are wall posts narrating the history of Mycenae and of its excavation. A model of the ancient site of Myceane is located right opposite the entrance.
The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae at Mycenae Archaeological Site displays many collections of the artifacts.  Primarily objects that had been dugged around the area of the ancient civilization. Particularly some of the most astounding finds are:

– Frescoes of Mycenean Women
– The Death Mask of Agamemnon (it is now in the Athens National Archaeological Museum)
– Death Masks of former Kings or Royalties
– Linear b tablet Writing Pre-Ancient Greek Language
– Accesories of Women during the Mycenean Civilization
– Terracota Figures
– Vast Military Weapons

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