Teen flirt telefon - Dating mycenae

As however we now have a wooden lion, in exactly the same attitude, dated to 1450 in Egypt . He had discovered heaps of Mycenaean ware in Egypt of the time of Akhnaton.

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In Ages in Chaos it was shown in great detail why the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt must be placed in the latter part of the ninth century.

Thus even if Crete was the original source of the motif, Mycenae and Phrygia both deriving it thence, the dependence of Cretan chronology on that of Egypt constitutes the crux of the problem.

Let us keep in mind that in the 1880s and 1890s classical scholars of the stature of W. Ramsay (1851-1939) questioned the inclusion of the Dark Ages of several hundred years’ duration between the Mycenaean past and the Ionic age in Greece.

The Lion Gate of Mycenae was the entrance to the city.

Atop the gate, two lions rampant are carved in stone relief.

Similar bas-reliefs of two lions rampant facing each other are found in a number of places in Phrygia in Asia Minor.He considered the scheme “so peculiarly characteristic of Phrygia, that we can hardly admit it to have been borrowed from any other country.” He found himself “driven to the conclusion that the Mycenaean artists either are Phrygians or learned the idea from the Phrygians.” The view to which I find myself forced is as follows. to fortify their city in the Phrygian style with lions over the gate.There was in the eighth century lively intercourse between Argos and Asia Minor: in this intercourse the Argives learned . Historically there is certainly good reason to assign at least part of the fortifications of Mycenae to the time when the Argive kings [the tyrants of the eighth century] were the greatest power in Greece [here follow the names of several authorities among the historians who hold the same view].Oriental influences found in the remains of Mycenae are “precisely what we should expect in a kingdom like the Argos of the eighth century,” when this kingdom had intercourse with Asia Minor, Phoenicia and Egypt.“ I wish however to express no opinion here about the date of the Mycenaean tombs and about Mycenaean pottery, but only to argue that the fortifications of the Lion Gate belong to the period 800-700 B.C.” “[A] matter which demands notice is Professor Ramsay’s conclusion that the lion gateway is of as late a date as the eighth century B. This results from assuming it to be derived from Phrygian lion groups, on the ground of not knowing of any other prototype. it seems that the Phrygian designs are not the only source of this motive for Mykenae.” In Egypt of the latter part of the Eighteenth Dynasty a single instance of a rampant lion (not two rampant lions facing each other as at Mycenae and in Phrygia) made Petrie claim Egypt as a possible place of origin of this image rather than Phrygia.

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