By Marshall Cavendish
Old Greece follows the growth of the Greeks from the early institution of farming groups round 6500 BCE, to the increase of the good city-states of Sparta and Athens, and directly to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the good following his demise in 323 BCE.
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At birth, infants were inspected by state officials, and any infants deemed to be defective were exposed on the mountains and left to die. At the age of seven, boys were taken from their homes and brought up in “packs,” which were supervised by older boys. When they were twelve, the boys were placed in barracks, where they lived on a basic diet of porridge enriched with bits of pork. Their education was primarily physical, consisting mostly of athletics and combat sports practiced naked in all weathers outdoors.
Some of the daggers featured entire scenes, including hunts and battles, depicted in inlay work. The hilts of the daggers were often made of wood or bone to which reliefs of hammered gold were applied. The deceased were not only provided with weapons, however. A number of other splendid objects have also been found in the burial shafts. These objects include vases, dishes, golden rhytons (an ornate type of drinking vessel), beautifully crafted diadems, earrings, hairpins, necklaces, and bracelets, as well as hundreds of tiny gold disks, which were probably used to decorate clothes.
Archaeologists call this location Grave Circle A. The site contains a number of royal tombs dating from around 1600 BCE. These tombs were composed of simple shafts, which were dug deep into the ground. Each tomb contained the bodies of several generations of royalty, together with their possessions. When a tomb was full, it would be covered with stones and the shaft filled with earth. Later, a second circle of KEY The Mycenaean civilization in 1300 BCE 29 ANCIENT GREECE shaft tombs, called Grave Circle B, was discovered outside the citadel walls.
Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History by Marshall Cavendish