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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This site is so accessible you really get a sense of going into an ancient place. It is also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, although no one really knows if it was. You can go right inside and gaze up at the impressive construction and see the smoke-blackened roof. (We were told it once was used as a shelter... More 

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is an amazing archeological find. Very well conservated and an amazing place to visit. Excellent ancient architecture!

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Melbourne
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211 reviews 211 reviews
119 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Probably the most popular of the Mycenean sites and sights along with the nearby Lion gate at Mycenae. Dont pass it by, its only a short hop skip and a jump from the main road and main campus. It is a simple structure with great charm and grace. Hard to photograph but easy to absorb

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Athens, Greece
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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Treasury of Atreus is the best preserved tholos tomb and the most representative. A few steps away from the acropolis of Mycenae archaeological site, it is certainly worth a visit.

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Timisoara, Romania
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43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is maybe the most interesting part of the Mycenae archeological site. Also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, it is the largest and most impressive of the nine tombs at Mycenae. I thought of those tombs as the circular and Greek version of the Egyptian Pyramids.

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Austin, Texas
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56 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Giant underground bee hive shaped burial chambers for the kings of Mycenae who won the Trojan War. A great ancient civilization whose architectual wonders still exist. The entrance to the tomb is awe inspriing. Enjoy.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Although its a empty space just imagine how advanced the ancient Greeks were that they constructed this

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Tucson, Arizona
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351 attraction reviews
412 helpful votes 412 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I came to Mycenae a few years ago and this was not opened. This tomb is exceptional by its dome and the fact that they didn't have much tools at the time to build such a thing. It is just before the main site (less than a km) and included in the ticket so no reason to miss it except... More 

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Houston
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a beautiful place. Read a little bit about it before the visit. Also read my ancient Mycenae comments as well. Don't spend more than 30 minutes here (total of 2-3 hours for the whole ancient site)

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Bath
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the must see monument when you visit Mycenae. A lot of people who review this site have no idea when it was built and how hard it was to build one of the first if not the first dome in the world. The central stone above the door weighs in excess of 120 tonnes and even with todays... More 

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