Take a look at the megalithic construction of Mycenaean
tombs, or see a (somewhat
speculative) reconstruction of the
palace at Pylos.
A full set of armor from the
Mycenaean period has been discovered at Dendra; you will see
that it included a helmet made of boars' teeth, rather than
the Corinthian helmet (from the
Archaic period), in which later artists frequently depicted
The centralized economy of the palaces produced
archives of administrative
documents, written in Linear B (the language is Greek;
the script is referred to as Linear B).
Mycenaean artisans produced, among other things, a
variety of figurines,
gold work, decorated
fine pottery. After the
destruction of Mycenaean palace culture, there was a marked
decrease in population and the quality of artistic
production diminished seriously. In fact, for two hundred
years there was no figural art; the
return of figural art is heralded in the appearance of a
horse on a 10th century ceramic pot.