Citadel Fortress of Mycenae Built for War Days of Perseus Previously Founded by Pelasgians Mukanai During Ice Age


The hill where today are the ruins of Mycenae was first settled circa 2000 b. c. by Pelasgians, who named it Mukanai (“of a pre-hellenic language”), during the Ice Age, when not much defense was needed, but by circa 1350 b. c. when the Ice Age had just ended, Perseus is said to have founded it though actually fortified for warfare, the citadel fortress of Mycenae which by 1000 b. c., about two hundred years after the Trojan War, was just a shell of its former grandeur.