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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Above all avoid the crowds, especially groups from tour buses with digital cameras. Go early, while they're still having their breakfasts, equip yourself with a brochure, stand in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Above all avoid the crowds, especially groups from tour buses with digital cameras. Go early, while they're still having their breakfasts, equip yourself with a brochure, stand in silence, and try to imagine the scene in the great chamber thousands of years ago…

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Came here with a tour group. The guide explained that it was a honeycomb shaped tomb to not only store dead bodies in the past but also gold and other treasures. Of course none of which are left behind today. There's some calculation that went behind the construction of the tomb, with the width and the height being nearly equal... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is worth to stop before or after visiting Mycenae ruins. Fees for this is clubbed with Mycenae ruins. So please visit and appreciate how it was built in 1250 BC.Monument is well preserved and intact.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Don't miss stopping here while you are at the other area ruins. It is amazingly intact. Cannot believe how old it is and how well constructed.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This thalos tomb is an ancient engineering marvel, after thousands of years it still stands as a monument to craftsmanship. To be appreciated one must go inside and look up. This stop will only take a short time but you will always retain its glorious image.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Once upon a time... The glorious civilization. You must visit the place at least once in your life. The history in front of you!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As I mentioned in my separate review of the Lion Gate, I consider this a very early example of Mediterranean architects employing the principles of the vaulted arch long before the magnificent cathedrals starting around 1000AD. Wikipedia says this was probably constructed around 1250BC and I quote from their article as I can't improve on it: "it was the tallest... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Some people can’t appreciate the Treasury of Atreus .You has to have a very careful look to see the perfection of this building. As the tightly fitting stones creating a perfect cathedral, induces me onto a humble bow before the constructor. The builders of the Angkor temples never learned how to build an arch. It is a pity that they... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Citadel: Also referred to as Agamemnon's Temple or Palace, and the Mycenae Citadel. It's from here that King Agamemnon led the Greeks to fight the Trojans as described in the epic poem by Homer known as "The Iliad." There is a steady climb from the parking lot up the hill to the top. You will pass through the Lion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Treasury of Atreus is just down the hill from the main cluster of Mycenaean ruins, but it's well-worth the extra steps. It's an engineering marvel, probably the best example of a "tholos" (beehive) tomb from the Bronze Age. I found it interesting that it was never "lost," but has been part of the landscape for all these centuries. We... More 

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Argolis Region  >  Mycenae

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