Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

Mycenae and Tiryn

Background Information:

  • this site is located in Greece.
  • Added to the World Heritage List in 1999.

Criteria site was nominated for:

  • Examples of human creative genius
  • Had a great effect on the development of classical greek architecture/urban design, and also on contemporary culture.
  • Represent the apogee of Mycenaean civilization.
  • Foundations for the evolution of european culture

Number of Cultural or Mixed Heritage Sites located in Greece: 17

Basic Archaeological Site Information:

Site Size: 25 ha

Fort size:

  • Height: 12.5 m
  • Length: 1105 m
  • Width: 7.5-17 m

15th Century B.C. to 12th Century B.C.

Neolithic Period

  • Bronze Age
  • Helladic Period

This site was found in Greece used by anicent greeks also known as the Mycenaeans and Tiryns.

Archaeological Summary:

 The site of the Mycenae and Tiryn is the remians of a giant fort that which the Tiryn and Mycenae people used to live in. They were two seperate groups of people, yet they lived within the same fort. But are often categorized a one because of how closely related there ideas/beliefs were. This site was known for the massive walls put up, they were indestructable for the longest time. Measuring anywhere from 7.5 m to 17 m wide. It is said that it took days just to move one brick in the wall. This structure was seen as a big influnce on the rest of the European and Greece culture.

Threats/Status:

There are no known threats at this time.

Links and Media:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/941

http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/mycenaetiryns.html

 

 

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One Response to Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

  1. megan says:

    These are actually 2 different archaeological sites that are not that close to each other. They were nominated to the WHS list together because of some commonalities, but they are not one fort with 2 different groups of people living in it.

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