#AtoZChallenge: “M” is for MYCENAE

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"M" is for Mycenae
Day 13: April 15

Another stop on our Classical Tour of Greece, was the ancient site of Mycenae.
As with all of them, it was incredible!

In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean, in reference to Mycenae. At its height in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares – Wikipedia

Map of Mycenae:

mycenae plan

All photos ©DDB

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Every stop on this tour was amazing; a history buff’s dream!

Are you interested in ancient history?

Looking forward to your comments!

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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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27 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: “M” is for MYCENAE

  1. Wow! I love history. And enjoyed reading this bit of trivia. And the pictures make me imagine the numerous stories these ruins can tell us. Simply beautiful.

  2. Oh, I’ve dreamed of going to Greece! The art and history os beautiful and amazing. (I hear the beaches are gorgeous too). Thanks for sharing your photos!

    1. Hi Linda; Thanks for stopping by The Den. Although history was my main focus in Greece, I can tell you that the beaches are indeed beautiful. 🙂

  3. I am always struck by the dissonance in ancient civilizations – they produced such incredible architecture, philosophies, art, cultures, and yet most were built with the primary purpose of defensive positions from invading armies or nearby cities. Humanity from earliest – we are the best and the worst of ourselves.

    1. Excellent insight, Sammy. 🙂 How stressful life must have been back then! What struck me especially, was how often Greece changed hands; the Turks, Venetians, Romans….

    1. HI Corinne; This site was amazing, but so were all the others. Greece is a must see for anyone who loves Ancient History. So glad we finally pulled off this trip! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  4. Great photos! I have never been to Greece but it is on my list – your posts are giving me great inspiration for a future trip 🙂 – Petnetio Anu

    1. Everything was fascinating in Greece! ♥ Although we covered much ground in two weeks, there’s still plenty more to see and I want to go back one day. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  5. One day I want to see Greece, if not live there for a season or two.

    It’s all Greek to me!
    Μια μέρα θέλω να vista Ελλάδα, αν δεν ζουν εκεί για ένα ή δύο σεζόν.