In this article we present selected parts from the very informative paper “Analysis and Provenience of Minoan and Mycenaean Amber, III. Kakovatos” by Curt W. Beck, Constance A. Fellows, Audrey B. Adams. Continue reading “Myceneans undoubtedly traded with Northern Europe (Bronze Age)”
Around 4,000 years ago the Bronze Age came to Britain. This was the crucial period that linked the Stone Age with the Iron Age, and during which it seems new people came in from continental Europe. What did the newcomers bring to these islands? Continue reading “A Mycenean link to Bronze Age Britain”
After all these centuries of calumny, the Philistines are finally having some good things said about them. They were not, it seems, deserving of that withering epithet: Philistine.
Archeologists are uncovering increasing evidence that the Philistines, arch foes of the Israelites in biblical times whose name became synonymous with barbarity and boorishness, were actually the creators of fine pottery and grand architecture, clever urban planners and cosmopolitan devotees of the grape. If anything, the Israelites, at the time mostly shepherds and farmers in the hills, were the less-sophisticated and -cultured folk. Continue reading “The Aegean (Mycenean) origin of the Philistines”
Ancient rock carvings in Sweden evidently aren’t of local boats but show ships bringing the metal from the Levant. Continue reading “3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper From Cyprus”
Here we bring to your knowledge the ‘Abstract‘ of Professor’s Richard Janko (University of Michigan) presentation on the topic “Linear B in Bavaria? From the Bernstorf treasure to the kingdom of Pylos”, during the 3rd meeting of the Mycenaean Seminar which took place on Thursday, 19th December 2013 in the British School at Athens. Continue reading “Mycenean Linear B in Bavaria?”
The development of microtechnology in the Mycenaean period to such an extent that symbols could be depicted on surfaces in the size of a lentil (!), is the direct result of the study of a small figurine, the only one that has been found to date, with engraved symbols of Linear B. Continue reading “Micro-technology in the Mycenean period!”