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Archaeological Museum of Mycenae
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The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae: Built inside the archaeological site of Mycenae, it is aimed to safeguard and also exhibit the findings of the excavations in the Mycenae Acropolis and the wider area. A visitor may also get important information ...


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Beehive tombs (tholos tombs)
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Beehive tombs (tholos tombs): They can be found on the hill of the citadel, nine altogether and among the finest pieces of architecture of the Mycenaean civilization. They are royal tombs or tombs of officials of the highest ranks, dating ...


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Church of the Assumption of Mary
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The Church of the Assumption of Mary: This Byzantine temple built in 1144 constitutes a remarkable sight of the village today.


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Citadel (Acropolis)
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The Citadel (Acropolis): Its walls built with the cyclopean technique are impressive in size. Their average width is about 5 metres, their height may get up to 8 metres. Each block of stone used in its construction was 1 to ...


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Grave Circle A
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Grave Circle A: It is inside the citadel walls, to the southeast and very close to the main entrance. It served as the royal graveyard of Mycenaean kings during the 16th century BC. Valuable funeral gifts have been found here, ...


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Grave Circle B
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Grave Circle B: The Grave Circle B is of an earlier time. A complex of 14 shaft graves of the 16th century BC, it is situated outside the main entrance. Inside the tombs important items were found, such as swords, ...


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Heraion
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Heraion: At a small distance from Mycenae, this edifice of great importance is dedicated to the worship of the goddess Hera. It is closely connected to the ancient Greek festival “Heraia”, which was highly celebrated all over ...


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Lion Gate
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The Lion Gate: An emblem of the Mycenaean prime time (1250 BC), it is the entrance to the ancient city, where we see the remains of the Mycenaean civilization. The widely known Lion Gate took its name from the enormous ...


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Mycenaean Palace
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The Mycenaean Palace: Located on the highest spot of the Citadel, it was the symbol of the power of its rulers. Its discovery was made in 1886; it was built on different levels. The Palace’s entrance is to the northwest. ...


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Tomb of Klytaimnestra
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The tomb of Klytaimnestra: Located outside the Citadel of Mycenae, it was constructed around 1220 BC. The road to the tomb is 37 metres long and 6 metres wide. Very little remains from the sculpted decoration of the facade.


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