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The Grave Structures of Mycenaean Greece

Summary: What the grave structures in Mycenaean Greece tell us about Mycenaean culture.
Throughout the Mycenaean period in Greece the grave structures changed massively. Before the Mycenaean period and during the early Mycenaean period, burial was very un-ritualistic with little honour; burial was purely a sanitary way to get rid of the deceased. These graves were called cist graves. These were an individual tomb, which was a simple shallow pit covered and lined by slabs of rock. The graves were usually to small or short to allow a fully extended burial so the bodies were usually crouched or in the foetus position often on a prepared floor or river pebbles. These graves were not usually found too close together like a cemetery but more isolated.

In the early Mycenaean period a more honourable grave was created for the wealthy and famous. These were called tumulus tombs. These originally consisted of a man being laid on the ground...

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