Mycenae Museum

Ivory Lion Figure
LH IIIB2 (1500-1300 BCE) Bastourorachi Tomb 2.

The Museum is built next to the citadel at Mycenae. While the most important Mycenaean artifactsare exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, a variety of other objects unearthed in the vicinity are exhibited in its three halls. It provides context to the excavations and it is easily visited after a tour of the archaeological site.

Photo Gallery

  • General view of the museum and it's exhibitions within.
  • Grave Steele. The middle part is missing (probably reused for another building).

  • Ceramic vessels from various periods.

  • Pithos burial from LH IIIC late )1100-1050 BCE).
  • Anthropomorphic ceramic figurines from LH IIIB2 (1250-1180 BCE).
  • Fresco depicting a "figure eight" shield.
    LH IIIB2 (1250-1180 BCE) from Corridor M.
  • Fresco
    LH IIIB2 (1250-1180 BCE).
    It is the largest Mycenaean fresco in situ. It includes three female figures on two different levels. The figure on the far left appears below a representation of a door decorated with rosettes. She holds two sheaves of wheat. To the right, one female figure with a sword faces another woman holding a staff, and between them is a small male figure suspended in mid-air. One of the females is dressed in a Minoan-style dress, while the other two in typical Mycenaean outfits.
  • Fresco with running spiral and lotus decoration.
    Circa 1500-1400 BCE
    Found in the Palace, in the Pithos area.
  • Fragment of an inscribed bronze shield, from the 3d c. BCE.
  • Linear B fragment.