The Myceneans were Indo-Europeans who settled on the Greek mainland around 2000 bc. They created a capital city called Mycenae, unlike Knossos (the Minoan capital) the city was heavily fortified. A very famous piece of the fortification was the "Lion's Gate". The "Lion's Gate" was a large gate to the city. It was the first large scale sculpture in Europe. It was so large that the legend says that it was built by giant cyclopes. The Myceneans went without trade for years, but after the saw the value of it they became very wealthy off of it, they soon dominated trade over the Minoans. But sadly in 1200 bc the civilization falls and the cities are burnt to the ground by unknown sea raiders.