Murder at Mykenai

Collection by Catherine Mayo

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My old copy of Barbara Leonie Picard's The Odyssey. Where the journey started. photo Cath Mayo

My old copy of Barbara Leonie Picard's The Odyssey. Where the journey started. photo Cath Mayo

Boar's tusk helmet

Boar's tusk helmet

Nestor's Palace at Pylos, by artist Piet de Jong

Nestor's Palace at Pylos, by artist Piet de Jong

Replica sword modelled on a dagger made in Odysseus's time and found on Ithaka

Replica sword modelled on a dagger made in Odysseus's time and found on Ithaka

Ithaka, old hut at Marathia

Ithaka, old hut at Marathia

Atreus's tomb; photo Cath Mayo

Atreus's tomb; photo Cath Mayo

Modern reproduction of "Odysseus's sword", with original dagger

Modern reproduction of "Odysseus's sword", with original dagger

Entrance to The Cave of the Nymphs, Ithaka; photo Cath Mayo

Entrance to The Cave of the Nymphs, Ithaka; photo Cath Mayo

Charioteer and spearsman, from a Greek Late Bronze Age wall painting

Charioteer and spearsman, from a Greek Late Bronze Age wall painting

Google Earth image of Ithaka and its surroundings

Google Earth image of Ithaka and its surroundings

The far corner of the throne room at Mykenai, as it is today; photo Cath Mayo

The far corner of the throne room at Mykenai, as it is today; photo Cath Mayo

Throne room at Mykenai, by artist Evangelos Olympios

Throne room at Mykenai, by artist Evangelos Olympios

Birds, Late Bronze Age Greek pot

Birds, Late Bronze Age Greek pot

Crazy bird from a Late Bronze Age Greek pot

Crazy bird from a Late Bronze Age Greek pot