The aim of the paper is to pursue a study of the tholos static behaviour, in relation to the architectural analysis. The investigation has been developed in three parts: the study of the architectural morphology of the monument, the analysis of a specific case-study -the Treasury of Atreus- leading to the construction of a complete geometric model, and the static analysis of the masonry dome. The study’s results challenge the simplified model of the pseudo-dome generally considered for the Mycenaean tholos. Moreover, the study shows the technical and architectural devices wisely realised by the Mycenaean builders in order to ensure a great stability of the structure.
L’articolo sintetizza i risultati della ricerca svolti nel corso del Dottorato, riconoscendo le perizie tecnico – costruttive micenee in grado di strutturare un sistema statico resistente a cupola.