once-painted marble figures created in the cyclades (islands off of Greece) revered for their modern simplicity. Were buried with the dead
legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.
a type of subterranean tomb of the Mycenaean civilization consisting of a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside
hard baked clay, used for sculpture and as a building material; may be glazed or painted
true or wet fresco; pigments are mixed with water and become chemically bound to the freshly laid lime plaster
Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece
the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean
an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
The capital of the ancient Minoan civilization; located on the island of Crete off the coast of present-day Greece.
temple with a circular plan
(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man
a type of extremely fine palace pottery in the minoan culture
sculpture in the round
Freestanding figures, carved or modeled in three dimensions.
formed in relief by beating a metal plate from the back, making the impression of a face. The metal is hammered into a hollow mold of wood or some other pliable material and finished with a graver
a king of the Minoans who legend has it owned a half-human, half-bull monster called the "Minotaur"
an Indo-European person who settled on the Greek mainland around 1400BCE
Prosperous civilization on the Aegean island of Crete in the second millennium B.C.E. The Minoans engaged in far-flung commerce around the Mediterranean and exerted powerful cultural influences on the early Greeks. (p. 73)
Naples) was a German archaeologist, an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer, and an important excavator of Troy and of the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiry
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost