Discover the peoples and places of the Ancient Greek World. Discover how the ancient Greeks traded with peoples all around the Mediterranean Sea and beyond, and founded new cities that became great centers of culture in the ancient world. Visit the Mycenaean and Minoan sites where the heroes of the Bronze Age had their citadels and palaces. Explore two contrasting city-states of Classical Greece—Athens (the birthplace of theater, philosophy, and democracy) and Sparta (the ultimate military super-state). Look inside the temples, theaters, schools, sports stadia and gymnasia, houses and palaces. Examine the objects that the Greeks left behind, and what they have to tell us about life in those ancient times.