Courtesy of Thomas A. Schuman, Jr.

ACHAEAN CULT. In the 1960s two Late Bronze Age temples were identified: one at Keos and one at Mycenae itself. Before their discovery, the earliest Greek temples were thought to date to the ninth century B.C. The temple at Mycenae was full of cultic objects such as this clay snake with a movable tongue. These temples provide further evidence that Homer’s references are not anachronistic.