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31 08, 2017

Running spirals and meanders – Ancient art history

By |2018-11-20T09:44:50-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art|2 Comments

The beginning of meanders? An Egyptian pot with spirals (Naqada II, ca. 4000 BC) What is a meander? A meander is a kind of pattern that artists used to decorate the borders or edges of pictures. They're called meanders because "meander" means to wander. So these are lines that wander around before they [...]

14 07, 2017

Atreus and Thyestes – House of Atreus – The Curse

By |2019-02-05T06:19:32-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Who were Atreus and Thyestes? Atreus and Thyestes were brothers, the sons of Pelops and Hippodameia. The brothers grew up together and played together. Greek mythology made easy All our Ancient Greece articles But instead of loving each other, Atreus and Thyestes were always rivals in everything. This may have been partly because of the curses on Tantalus, their grandfather, [...]

2 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean Greek painting

By |2018-04-22T10:38:25-07:00July 2nd, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Dolphin fresco, Knossos, Crete (about 1500 BC) Although people in Northern Europe were doing cave paintings tens of thousands of years earlier, the first paintings from Greece are not until the Late Bronze Age, about 1700 BC. They come from the island of Crete, where the Minoans lived. Minoan people created these paintings [...]

1 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean architecture

By |2018-04-15T15:37:39-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Bronze Age palace in Knossos, Crete Around 1700 BC, a great earthquake shook the island of Crete and knocked down the palaces (or big houses) that many people had been living in. The people rebuilt these palaces much bigger and more beautiful than before, but still along the same lines of all the [...]

29 06, 2017

What are complex chiefdoms?

By |2018-04-23T10:13:18-07:00June 29th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

The Lion Gate, Mycenae (ca. 1500 BC) As we get on into the Middle Bronze Age (the century varies depending on where you are) villages just kept on getting bigger and bigger. After a while the villages were really towns and cities. Some places had thousands of people living in them. Now even [...]