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Lion Gate

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Address: Mycenae, Greece

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These gates are iron and are ancient

These gates are beautiful because they are so old. They are made of bronze and have held up beautifully from ancient times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Pineville, Louisiana
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Pineville, Louisiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

These gates are beautiful because they are so old. They are made of bronze and have held up beautifully from ancient times.

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Lions Gate leads to the burial site and the hill where the ancient palace was situated. The heads of the lions are missing as they were most probably made from gold and removed at a later time. The gate itself was wooden and was also removed from the site.

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Kiruna, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You can't miss this gate when entering in to the sight of Ancient Mycenae. It truly shows that one is going into the historic sight and judging from all the people taken photographs at the entrance, it is something special. :)

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This entrance to the Mycenae archeological site is very impressive. It is a pity that the lions heads are absent, but nevertheless it is a special moment when you pass this portal.

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Melbourne
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Most visitors may struggle up the pathway nowadays, but the Myceneans built a marvel 3400 years ago that must have employed great engineering and building skills

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Athens, Greece
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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A Cyclopean construction that makes you wonder how did they manage it back in the days!! The main entrance to the citadel, where the remains of the acropolis stand.

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Timisoara, Romania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was the main entrance to Mycenae over 3000 years ago. It's amazing it's still standing. The 2 lions sculpture is also very beautiful. Just imagine how much ancient Greeks had to work for this gate. Today, just look at it as a gate to ancient times!

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Utah
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You are allowed to walk all throughout the excavated site and get a feel for what it must have been like for the inhabitants thousands of years ago. Of course it takes some imagination, but the site serves as great inspiration.

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Austin, Texas
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gate is fascinating for its age, its technology, and the fact that it is still standing and as beautiful as ever. Truly a marvel for its age and you have to see it in situ to truly appreciate the scale. Well worth the visit.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This gate it is amazing it is still standing,it is good site to walk around with but for me the gate is the highlight

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