MYCENAE: THE SOUTH HOUSE AND ANNEX

RECONSTRUCTION  OF  SOUTH  HOUSE  AND  ANNEX SEEN FROM THE NORTH           © Diana Wardle

The South House, like Tsountas House to the south and the House of the Warrior Vase immediately to the north, was built early in the LH IIIB period (13th century) on a substantial terrace with thick foundation walls. The lower storey was constructed in stone with timber lacing and the two upper storeys in mud brick with a similar wooden framework. The entrances to this and the Annex to the east face northwards, towards Grave Circle A, and there seems to be no direct connection with the Cult Centre.

Like many other buildings in this area it was destroyed by fire at the end of the LH IIIB period leaving few finds to suggest its function. Among these, one of the most interesting is a ‘Canaanite’ amphora imported from the near east.

 

West slope The Prehistoric Cemetery
Cult Centre  Grave Circle A
Room with the Fresco Complex   South House
Temple Complex Hellenistic
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