I can imagine that people might be somewhat disappointed by the Liongate but don't worry - it's only a tiny part of a wonderful historical site. Just keep walking.
This is the main entrance to the ancient Mycenae and when you are there...just imagine the time when this gate was complete of gold... You should ask guide or read little bit about history when you come to see Gate and Mycenae site, because tour will be much more interesting then...
This is the main entrance to the ancient acroplis of Mycenae, the home of Agamemnon, victor over Troy in the Trojan war. Built over 3,000 years ago, the Lion Gate is an arch that is a testament to the engineering and architectural prowess of the Ancient Greeks. The largest stones are known to weigh at least 20 tonnes and some... More
The main entrance to Mycenae has a very imposing archway. What makes this remarkable is that it was built over 3200 years ago, some 800 years before the Parthenon in Athens. The later classical Greeks would refer to the walls of this citadel as cyclopean walls, because only the mythological Cyclopes (huge gigantic human monsters with one eye) would have... More
The most impressive sight is the lions gate. Apart from that there is only a dried out cistern where you can walk down (bring a light along) and lot of stones. The museum attached is expensively build but small. Overall it is not worth 8€ per person.
the Lion's gate is the main entrance to the city of Micenae. the gate is almost complete except the heads of the two lions which are missing. the loins'gate is sourrounded by the cyclopean walls which are up to 12 m high which is really amazing if we keep in mind that these were all built in 1200 BC.
This is an outstanding architectural and engineering feat -- especially for this early era. Be prepared to walk on rather rough surfaces,but you'll be rewarded by a stunning example of construction by an early culture. Did they get help from Cyclopi (is that the plural?)? Continue on to the top of the hill and gaze out on the vista of... More
The gate used to be the entrance to Mycenae. Atop the gate, two lions rampant are carved in stone relief. Very impressive, considering that each lintel weighs over 10 tons.
The Lion Gate or entrance to the ancient city of Mycenae is like many buildings of old. " how did they do this"? The gate is composed of very large stones built on a rise and forms part of the old city wall. This city flourished for about 500 years, ( app 1600 to 1050 bc) and was a rich... More
It's one the most interesting places in Peloponnese. There are veeery big stones on the lower levels of the wall... But that time there were no tichnologies to move it... Guess, who did it?
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