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Grave Circle A, Mycenae


Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012
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The royal grave circle within the walls of Mycenae (1600 BCE). It was in the shaft graves here that Heinrich Schliemann discovered in 1876 CE the famous gold death mask attributed (incorrectly) to King Agamemnon.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Grave Circle A, Mycenae. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Grave Circle A, Mycenae." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Grave Circle A, Mycenae." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 08 Mar 2021.

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