Bronze Age

Thera: the island with many names

The year 2020 may not be the best time to travel with the pandemic. And yet, who does not want to discover the islands of the Aegean Sea? I offer you a safe and virtual journey through time to an island with many names and a tumultuous past. The name by which this magical place is often mentioned in ancient Greek literature is Thera. Read more

CHS Online Open House | Late Bronze Age burials at Mycenae and what they tell us, with Heleni Palaiologou

We were pleased to welcome Heleni Palaiologou, an archaeologist who worked for the Ministry of Culture of Greece, for a discussion about burials from the late Bronze Age at Mycenae, and what we can learn from them. She has over forty years' experience of excavation and research, specializing in burial customs and the cemeteries of Mycenae. The event took place on Thursday, November 29, at 11 a.m. EST, and was… Read more

Video—CHS Open House: The Iliad and the Greek Bronze Age, with Casey Dué

We were pleased to welcome Casey Dué for a CHS Open House session, which was recorded and can be viewed in this post. How old is the Iliad? The Trojan War has traditionally been dated since antiquity to about 1250 BCE, and the Iliad is usually dated five hundred years or more after that, but there are hints in the linguistic and archaeological record that something like our Iliad was… Read more