The Mycenaean

Introduction:

The Mycenaeans dominated mainland Greece from 1600-1200 BC.  They lived in small separate kingdoms but shared the same language and way of life.  They were great warriors and traders, but their world entered a period of decline in 1200 BC, called the Dark Ages.

The Mycenaeans based their cities, and their economy, around palaces.  The heavily fortified palace complex was built on top of a hill so that it could be easily defended from attack.  This type of city was known as an acropolis or 'high city'. 

Ganeri, Anita, (2015), Ancient Greece, BookLife, King's Lynn, England, pp.4-5.

Use the following resources to find out: Why did this ancient culture disappear?

Library resources:

On our shelves:

eBooks

Remember you will need your user name and password to log on.

eReserve

General encyclopedia on our shelves:

Online [from our subscription databases]:

 Remember you will need your username and password to log into the following books:

Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12

Web-based encyclopedia:

Web resources:

General resources:

Other web resources: