Greek Island Architecture in the Bronze Age w. Dr Louise Hitchcock

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Dr Louise Hitchcock, The University of Melbourne, joins the show to discuss architecture on the Greek islands in the Bronze Age, including the islands of Crete and Santorini.

Some topics explored

  • How the Bronze Age differentiates from the Copper Age
  • Architecture Ancient Minoa (Crete), Thira (Santorini), and Kea (Thira and Kea are part of the Cyclades island)
  • Mycenaean architecture as a contrast
  • – Sculptures of bulls’ heads found and if they are believed to be representative to Greek mythology about minotaurs
  • Palatial buildings and where they were typically situated on Greek islands
  • Maritime trade
  • Textiles, pottery, wall paintings, and tombs in the age
  • – The types of materials used to create the buildings
  • Minoans interactions with ancient Egypt
  • Non-partial settlements and where they
  • Governance structures and trade amongst the islands

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

Show Notes

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