Minoans and Mycenaeans: Archaeology and Art History of the Aegean Bronze Age
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Archaeology, Art History
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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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