Mycenaean Civilization Timeline

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3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: First inhabitation of Mycenae area.
 
 
2100 BCE: First evidence of building structures at Mycenae.
 
 
1700 BCE - 1600 BCE: First shaft graves constructed at Mycenae.
 
 
1600 BCE: First evidence of elite buildings at Mycenae.
 
 
1550 BCE: Gold death-masks (including that of 'Agamemnon') made at Mycenae
 
1500 BCE - 1200 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Mycenaean art, particularly in pottery and ivory carving.
 
 
1500 BCE - 1300 BCE: Mycenaean Thebes at its peak of prosperity and influence.
 
 
1500 BCE: First tholos tombs built at Mycenae.
 
 
1500 BCE - 1200 BCE: Mycenae at its peak of influence.
 
 
1500 BCE - 1400 BCE: First palace structure and Treasury of Atreus tomb built at Mycenae.
 
 
1450 BCE: Linear B script developed at Mycenae.
 
 
1450 BCE: Mycenaen influence extended to Knossos, Crete.
 
 
1400 BCE: Rhodes has significant contact with the Mycenaean civilization.
 
 
1400 BCE - 1100 BCE: Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
 
 
1400 BCE - 1300 BCE: Mycenaean palace architecture at Tiryns.
 
 
1400 BCE - 1300 BCE: Mycenaean fortifications, palaces and tombs constructed at Argos.
 
1350 BCE: First evidence of a cult to Dionysos in Mycenaean culture.
 
 
1300 BCE - 1250 BCE: Cyclopean stone bridge built near Mycenae.
 
 
1300 BCE: First palace destroyed at Mycenae and repaired, Lion Gate added and fortifications extended.
 
1300 BCE - 1200 BCE: Mycenaean Tiryns is at the height of its importance.
 
 
1250 BCE - 1200 BCE: Mycenaean chamber tombs constructed at Thebes.
 
 
1200 BCE - 1100 BCE: Argos takes over from Mycenae as most important regional power in the Argolid.
 
 
1200 BCE: Second palace destroyed at Mycenae, city begins to decline.
 
1200 BCE: Earthquake severely damages Tiryns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 3000 BCE - 2000 BCE
    First inhabitation of Mycenae area.
  • c. 2100 BCE
    First evidence of building structures at Mycenae.
  • c. 1700 BCE - c. 1600 BCE
    First shaft graves constructed at Mycenae.
  • c. 1600 BCE
    First evidence of elite buildings at Mycenae.
  • c. 1550 BCE
    Gold death-masks (including that of 'Agamemnon') made at Mycenae
  • 1500 BCE - 1200 BCE
    Sphinxes are represented in Mycenaean art, particularly in pottery and ivory carving.
  • 1500 BCE - 1300 BCE
    Mycenaean Thebes at its peak of prosperity and influence.
  • c. 1500 BCE
    First tholos tombs built at Mycenae.
  • c. 1500 BCE - 1200 BCE
    Mycenae at its peak of influence.
  • c. 1500 BCE - c. 1400 BCE
    First palace structure and Treasury of Atreus tomb built at Mycenae.
  • c. 1450 BCE
    Linear B script developed at Mycenae.
  • c. 1450 BCE
    Mycenaen influence extended to Knossos, Crete.
  • c. 1400 BCE
    Rhodes has significant contact with the Mycenaean civilization.
  • 1400 BCE - 1100 BCE
    Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
  • 1400 BCE - 1300 BCE
    Mycenaean palace architecture at Tiryns.
  • 1400 BCE - 1300 BCE
    Mycenaean fortifications, palaces and tombs constructed at Argos.
  • c. 1350 BCE
    First evidence of a cult to Dionysos in Mycenaean culture.
  • c. 1300 BCE - c. 1250 BCE
    Cyclopean stone bridge built near Mycenae.
  • c. 1300 BCE
    First palace destroyed at Mycenae and repaired, Lion Gate added and fortifications extended.
  • 1300 BCE - 1200 BCE
    Mycenaean Tiryns is at the height of its importance.
  • 1250 BCE - 1200 BCE
    Mycenaean chamber tombs constructed at Thebes.
  • 1200 BCE - 1100 BCE
    Argos takes over from Mycenae as most important regional power in the Argolid.
  • c. 1200 BCE
    Second palace destroyed at Mycenae, city begins to decline.
  • c. 1200 BCE
    Earthquake severely damages Tiryns.
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