Mycenae  - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.  From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

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B - Mykenaen culture - Treasury of Atreus - Tomb of King Agamemnon ,   .  .  .  . .Mykenae 1250 BC

B - Mykenaen culture - Treasury of Atreus - Tomb of King Agamemnon , . . . . .Mykenae 1250 BC

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MYCENAEAN ARCHITECTURE 2ND-1ST MILL.BCE   The Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae (1350-1330 BCE). The Lion Gate was discovered in 1876-1877 by Heinrich Schliemann.   Archaeological Site, Mycenae, Greece

MYCENAEAN ARCHITECTURE 2ND-1ST MILL.BCE The Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae (1350-1330 BCE). The Lion Gate was discovered in 1876-1877 by Heinrich Schliemann. Archaeological Site, Mycenae, Greece

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Mycenae.  The emergency ancient cistern or well of water meant to keep the palace alive in the case of a Trojan war, counter siege. Instead the regional economy collapsed bringing famine and destruction, a vast period of disruptive decline and immigration to other lands. (ie. notable "Sea People's" in Egyptian court records).

Mycenae. The emergency ancient cistern or well of water meant to keep the palace alive in the case of a Trojan war, counter siege. Instead the regional economy collapsed bringing famine and destruction, a vast period of disruptive decline and immigration to other lands. (ie. notable "Sea People's" in Egyptian court records).

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Lions Gate, limestone. Mycenae, Greece. c. 1250 B.C. (Late Mycenaean te acuerdas mi Nanis?

Lions Gate, limestone. Mycenae, Greece. c. 1250 B.C. (Late Mycenaean te acuerdas mi Nanis?

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The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

The Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete. With already a history of extensive human occupation, the first palace was built here approximately 2000 BC.

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Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese

Interior of the Treasury of Atreus (Agamemnon's Tomb) an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae an UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, in the north-eastern Peloponnese

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Tholos of Clytemnestra -(Sure, it's hard to heat but the acoustics are great for singing while you work.)

Tholos of Clytemnestra -(Sure, it's hard to heat but the acoustics are great for singing while you work.)

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