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What Aegean culture built the first tholos tomb?

Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

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The Mycenaean chamber tomb is the type of chamber tomb that was built by ancient Mycenaeans. This form of mortuary architecture was in use in the Late Bronze Age in the areas under the cultural influence of the Aegean.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, when was the tholos tomb built?

The tholos at Olympia, known as the Philippeum, was a round building of the Ionic order, with Corinthian half columns on the inside; it was erected by Philip II of Macedon to commemorate his victory over the Greeks at Chaeronea in 338 bc.

Secondly, what was a tholos used for? A tholos (pl. tholoi), from Ancient Greek θόλος, meaning "dome"), in Latin tholus (pl. tholi), is an architectural feature that was widely used in the classical world. It is a round structure, usually built upon a couple of steps (a podium), with a ring of columns supporting a domed roof.

People also ask, what was the first Aegean civilization?

1450 BC (Late Helladic, Late Minoan), the Greek Mycenaean civilization spreads to Crete. The earlier Aegean farming populations brought agriculture to Western Europe already before 5,000 years BC.

What were the first two earliest Aegean civilizations?

The first major civilization of the Aegean was the Minoan culture, based on Crete. The Minoans developed large-scale architecture, as well as the writing system of Linear A. After the collapse of the Minoan civilization, the Mycenaean civilization established control over Helladic and Cycladic cultures.

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