The Mycenaean civilisation occupied much of modern-day central Greece and flourished between 1600 and 1100 BCE. Unlike the earlier Minoan settlers of the area whose society expanded and prospered through trade, the Mycenaeans advanced theirs through military conquest. One of the most notable examples of the Mycenaean expansion through war is recorded in Homer’s The Iliad, where the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon, and the united forces of Greece took the city of Ilium (Troy) in north-west Anatolia (Turkey). Another advance saw the Mycenaeans capture the island of Crete.
The Pullman Palace Car Company, established in 1862 in the United States, cornered the market on luxury train travel, and Pullman coaches have been part of the Royal Train from Queen Victoria in 1869 to Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013