Art of Greece - Art of Greece 2/1/12 Civilizations...

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Art of Greece 2/1/12 Civilizations disappear around 1200 BC Crete and Mycenae Tholos of the Treasury of Atreus Mycenae, Greece 1300-1250 BC Ashlar masonry: blocks fit very nicely and perfectly in with each other. Flat surfaces, blocks are carved specifically. Ashlar seen in the corridor. The triangle at the top is a relieving space. Begins the arch upwards into the beehive shape of the Tholos. Very innovative architectural approach; spans large diameter with no support. Wasn’t successfully tried again until 1000 years later Bodies were put in here and the doorway was sealed. From the Mycenean Bronze Age Burn marks suggest that some sort of warring wiped out these civilizations Some of the Bronze Age civilizations knew how to read and write, but that disappeared with the civilizations Re-learned later In between period is called the Dark Ages. People come down from Greece and inhabit those areas by around 900 BC Around 800 BC a recovery took place. Politz, Athens, Sparta emerged.
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