Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The prehistoric Boeotian colonies

Prehistoric Chamber Tombs

The fortification above the city

The great Mycenean tholos tombs

Excavations in the Treasury of Atreus
by Schliemann and his wife Sophia (1875).

From Henry Schliemann's book "Mycenae"
(London, 1878)

The great tholos tomb "Treasury of Atreus"

The tomb of Clytaemnestra

The tomb of Aegisthos

Tomb of the Lions

Tomb of the Lions - The lintel consists of three blocks

Tomb of the Lions - The upper part of the tholos has collapsed

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Details in the entrance of the Treasury of Atreus

The southern base of the semi-column
(24 April 2002)

The passage (dromos) of the Treasury
and the large stone on the right.

The 15th stone (detail)

Another view.
It seems that the ground here was higher before.

The two semi-columns from 
the Treasury of Atreus 
National Archaeological Museum of Athens 

Detail of the decoration.
Only few pieces have been found.

Monday, September 19, 2016


                                                    Perseus - Pius Clemente Museum, Vatican
                                                                            (photo by Alvesgaspar-Wikipadia)

Sunday, September 11, 2016


                                                         Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes

Ancient Roman floor mosaic
Museo archeologico regionale di Palermo
Photo by Giovanni Dall ' Orto

Saturday, September 3, 2016