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Palace at Knossos Storerooms lined with clay jars, used to contain oil and wine, some made to store grain Labrys – double headed axe, labyrinth means house of double axe, double axe used to mark much of the masonry 4-13 harvester vase steatite, hard granite, 4.5 inches tall relief designs on surface – chaotic procession keen interest in anatomy. clear depiction of bones and muscle. one of the first cases of such anatomical detail in the west. One guy carrying sistrum, used for ceremonial purposes Possibly a harvest celebration or soldiers going to war Vase was a ritual object, probably ritually broken, may have been covered in hammered
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Unformatted text preview: gold. Decline of minoa, rise of Mycenean Culture Helladic – Hellas Mycenae, one of many citadels in Greece, ruled by Agamemnon Walls of Mycenae thought by greeks to have been built by the Cyclops 4-20, Lion gate in Mycenae, built with post and lintel system, two posts supporting horizontal lintel, supported by relieving arch, gap filled with lion design. Lions 9.5 feet tall. Missing heads made separately, holes would have held bronze or gold heads inside. 4-22 chamber...
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  • Fall '07
  • Minoan civilization, Knossos, Mycenaean Greece, Knossos Storerooms, war Vase, harvester vase steatite

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