The Mycenaean period, whích takes its name from the site of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, is a Bronze Age civilisation which lasted from 1600-1100BC. It is the historical setting of the epics of Homer and other Greek mythology. The Mycenaeans buried their nobles in beehive tombs (tholoi) together with daggers, gold masks, tiaras, armour, and jeweled weapons.
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