OIKOS, National Research School in Classical Studies
Mycenaean civilization flourished in mainland Greece and the Aegean islands in the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1450-1200 BCE), the time in which the famous epics of Homer, the Iliad and Odyssey, are situated. The Mycenaeans left behind an impressive material legacy, including the remains of mighty palaces, many precious objects, highly decorative pottery, as well as thousands of clay tablets written in the Linear B script. These objects not only inform us about the society, religion and culture of this ancient people, but they also have amazing biographies of their own.
The objects presented in this zone have been selected and studied by students who participated in the OIKOS (Res)MA course The Mycenaean World: Culture last semester. From ingot to octopus vase to miniature table- they all have a fascinating story to tell!
Instructor / Zone Curator
Charlotte van der Voort