Gold objects from Mycenae

The Gold of Mycenae

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Mycenae was the home of the Greek king-of-kings Agamemnon during the time of Homer’s Iliad. This was hundreds of years before the Classical Age began. Without any physical evidence to tell them otherwise, early historians believed that Homer’s epic tales of men and gods caught up in great battles must have been mythology and nothing more. […]

Oracle at Delphi

The Oracle at Delphi

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During the golden age of ancient Greece, the Oracle at Delphi stood at the center of the world. Leaders from all the great Greek cities came to consult the Oracle before making any important decision. A word from her was enough to start or stop a war, cause or prevent an important marriage, and inflame […]

Caryatids of Classical Athens

The Caryatids of Classical Athens

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These elegant women carved from marble combined to form one of the iconic images of the Acropolis in Classical Athens. They are the Caryatids who stand in place of pillars to support the south porch of the Erechtheion temple. This intricate temple with its picturesque statues was built during the Classical Age of Greece, and still holds a lofty […]