Corbeled Casemate at Tiryns, Greece

Corbeled Casemate at Tiryns, Greece

Date ca. 1400-1200 BCE

Movement Aegean | Mycenaean

Location Tiryns, Greece

 

Also known as a “false arch,” the corbeled arch is created by simply aligning opposing stones closer together until they touch. When they extend to cover a space, it is known as a corbeled vault. Employed here at Tiryns, this arch would have provided excellent protection for its inhabitants when under assault.