What was the Mycenaean Age?

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In the history of Greece, the Mycenaean age refers to the late Bronze age that dates from 1600 B.C to 1100 B.C. The Mycenaean age takes its name from the Mycenaean city located at Peloponnese in Southern Greece. Some of the other major cities in Mycenae include Pylos, Tiryns, Thebes, Athens, Midea, Gla, etc. For the Greek poet Homer, the Mycenaean Age is to be dedicated to the King of Mycenae Agamemnon, who lead Greece during the famous Trojan war against the city of Troy. The Mycenaean age saw rich art, jewellery, sculpture and pottery work. Mycenaeans constructed mighty palaces and citadels of complex architecture. They had a warrior culture and were known for their strong military forces. Mycenaean civilisation was preceded by the Minoan civilisation that had a great impact on its art and culture. 

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