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Mycenae's Greatest Hits
"Have you seen-ee Mycenae? I've seen-ee Mycenae, and this is My cenae quiz! Just Mycenae's Greatest Hits, nothing more, nothing less!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who was the most famous legendary king of Mycenae, also the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War?
(One word, starts with an A, nine letters. Mentioned twice in this quiz!)
Mycenae was THE major center during the _______ period of Greek history?
The most famous structure at Mycenae is undoubtedly the "Lion Gate." But we only have the bodies of the lions, not the heads. They really could have been something else. Which one of these other creatures COULDN'T they have been?
Immediately past the Lion Gate, we come to Grave Circle A. What very famous artifact was found in one of the shaft graves there?
Mask of Agamemnon
Chariot of Orestes
Bathtub of Clytemnestra
Scepter of Aigisthus
On top of the citadel is the palace. Being archaeologists, we have to give it a fancy name. What would that be?
The walls enclosing the citadel at Mycenae are truly enormous. In fact, the later Greeks who saw the size of the individual stones used this word to describe the walls, thinking that only mythical giants could have moved the stones.
The "Treasury" of Atreus -- what was it, really?
Garage for Agamemnon's chariot
What was the approximate population of the entire town of Mycenae during the Bronze Age?
Mycenae had a life after Mycenaean times. During the Classical period, Mycenae was conquered by Corinth, which razed it to the ground. Some years later, the Corinthians decided that the location could be useful, and rebuilt it as what?
A tourist resort
A prison for political exiles
A military fortress
A retirement colony for army veterans
Who gets credit for "discovering" Mycenae?
Sir Arthur Evans
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