Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan— Part Six

There’s gold in them there tombs! In particular, there was gold in the tholos tombs of the rulers of Mycenae, dating to the 16th century B.C. Here again, as with so much else, the notion that these were just primitive people is proved wrong again and again when one looks at their art, craftsmanship. architecture, and much else. Here are some of the remarkable things found in those tombs in Mycenae, including the famous gold death mask and breast plate of Agamemnon the king, which is first of the pictures below.

All of this is in the Archaeological Museum of Athens.

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