Minoans and Mycenaeans: Archaeology and Art History of the Aegean Bronze Age

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Minoans and Mycenaeans: Archaeology and Art History of the Aegean Bronze Age

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 102

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will explore the sites, monuments and artifacts of the Bronze Age Aegean –   illuminating the Early Bronze Age culture of the Cyclades and the Minoan and Mycenaean palace cultures that evolved there. It will also examine their relationships with other peoples with whom they shared the Mediterranean sea –  such as the Egyptians, Assyrians, Hittites   and the inhabitants of Troy. This course will be mainly classroom‐based but will include a required field trip to Greece. On this field trip – one night in Athens and two nights in Nafplio – students will visit the National Archaeological Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, the archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns and the Nafplio Archaeological Museum.

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