Rendering of what it is believed the interior of the megaron of the palace at Mycenae in Greece would have looked like when it was built (c. 1500 - 1300 BCE). Palaces like this were built around a large open courtyard that was accessed from an outer vestibule and portico that was flanked by two columns. The symmetrical plan and placement of the megaron suggests the beginnings of a formal and monumental approach to planning.
Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese
Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.