a place constructed so it is full of intricate passageways and blind alleys; a maze
a method of stone construction, named after a mythical creature, using massive, irregular blocks without mortar, characteristic of the Bronze Age fortifications of Tiryns and other Mycenaean sites
one in which the blocks are piled into horizontal courses and cantilevered inward until the two walls meet in an arch
the reception hall of the king; has a round fireplace in the center
a column that is all one piece (not using drums)
in a corbeled arch, it is the empty space above the lintel that serves to lighten the weight which the lintel carries
circular structures or beehive tombs
a bowl for mixing wine and water
Iliad and Odyssey
Greek legends written by Homer
lively, playful and spontaneous; Crete
heavier, stronger and more "masculine" than the Minoan; mainland Greece
cylindrical supports that are decorated
square or rectangular supports
ancient drinking hom made from pottery or metal, frequently having abase in the form of an animal
Treasury of Atreus
tomb built of concentric layers of blocks precisely cut in a conical form
upright stone slab or pillar having a picture or writing on its surface
a center for civilizations which flourished in the 2nd and 3rd millenniums BC
of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times
in masonry construction a horizontal row of stone blocks
low-fired opaque glasslike clay
formed in relief by beating a metal plate from the back, leaving the impression on the face. The metal sheet is hammered into a hollow mold of wood or some other pliable material and finished with graver
a black metallic alloy
orange-brown, low fired clay
representation not a realistic depiction
design cut into a hard surface
An image created as a devotional offering a god or other deity.
blocks of stone that have been cut and shaped to fit in a particular place for a particular purpose
decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
Molten metal is poured into the mold through the channels created by the melted wax rods, filling the void where the original used to be. when the metal has cooled, the mold is broken open to release the casting.
delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
to cover with gold
gold beaten into an extremely thin sheet used for gilding
a technique in which the painting is made on wet plaster
fresco a secco
refers to the process in which paint is applied to a fresco that has already dried.
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
Any wall surrounding a building, town or fortification.
A decorative or heraldic motif of repeated Vs; a zigzag pattern.
a decorative motif based on the shape formed by a line making a continuous spiral
blocks of smooth, squared stone of any kind
A chamber or compartment within a fortified wall, usually used for the storage of artillery and munitions.