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Flashcards in Aegean Vocab Deck (13):
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Beehive tombs

(tholo tombs) - large above-ground burial places with rounded, conical shape

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Citadel

walled fortress

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Corbelled vault

vault made by projecting courses of stone

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Faience

ceramic covered with colorful, opaque glass that form smooth, impermeable surface

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Megaron

main hall in Mycenean palace.
room with central hearth and pillars

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Niello

technique where black sulfur alloy is rubbed into fine lines engraved into metal. When heated, sulfur fuses and makes contrasting line.

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Palace complexes

group of buildings where ruler lived/governed

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Relative chronology

dates based on objects around it

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Repousse

technique of hammering metal from back to create protruding image

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Rhyton

vessel used for drinking/pouring liquids on special occasions

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Sculpture in the round

sculpture meant to be viewed from all angles

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Shaft graves

deep pit used for burial

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Votive figures

figures dedicated to gods