Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2012

9 December 2012

The Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea

Katie Demakopoulou & Nicoletta Divari-Valakou

The Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea

City: Athens

Year: 2012

Publisher: Ministry of Culture and Tourism,

Description: Paperback, 44 p., 59 colour and b/w figures, map, 27x17 cm


A brief guide of the archaeological site of Midea, with many colour figures of recent excavations and finds. The acropolis of Midea is the third most important Mycenaean acropolis of Argolis.

The book is the English translation of the Greek book Η Μυκηναϊκή Ακρόπολη της Μιδέας that appeared almost two years ago. For the Greek book press here.


Mycenaean citadels [9]

The Mycenaean acropolis of Midea [12]

The site and the excavations [12]

Midea in mythology and in the literary sources [15]

The monuments of the acropolis [16]

The fortification wall and the gates [16]

The ‘Megaron’ complex [22]

Buildings on a terrace north of the West Gate [22]

Building complex in the area of the West Gate [26]

Complex of rooms in the area of the East Gate [33]

Upper Acropolis – The ‘Palace Area’ [34]

The Mycenaean cemetery of Dendra [36]

Chronological chart [41]

Bibliography [42]

Map of the northeastern Peloponnese [44]


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