Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

Mycenae and Tiryns were the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization. So far I only have a postcard of the first one.

Treasury of Atreus
This postcard was sent by Elena

The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large "tholos" tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at MycenaeGreece, constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, with approximate dimensions 8.3 x 5.2 x 1.2m, the largest in the world. The tomb was used for an unknown period. Mentioned by Pausanias, it was still visible in 1879 when the German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the shaft graves under the 'agora' in the Acropolis at Mycenae. - in: wikipedia

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