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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Tucson, Arizona
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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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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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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a very important and well preserved site at Mycenae. Great historical significance and a short walk across the road from the Mycenae site entrance.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very impressive and best preserved tomb or possibly a storehouse or the treasury, located below the citadel of Mycenae. Quite dark inside so remember to bring a torch. The treasure excavated at the this site now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Citadel, museum and especially grave circle B well worth the visit

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New Caney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Even though it's out of the way of Athens, you could squeeze this into your trip to Nafplion. The thing about this site is that it is doesn't take long to explore everything.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city with an impressive entrance known as the Lion Gate. Nearby are several beehive shaped tombs. The most impressive of these semi-subterranean sites is strangely known as the Treasury of Atreus with the impressive stone door lintel estimated to weight 120 tons – the largest in the World! Just how was that moved... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Being impatient by nature, I headed to Mycenae first instead of to this little side "treasury", and picked this one up on my way back. There are three beehive tombs at the main site, the one at this site is just another beehive tomb that is slightly bigger. Really bis, and should not have bothered stopping at it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Amazing ancient architecture. Be sure to stop and take a look before heading up the mountain, believed to possibly be the tomb of Agamemnon.

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Victoria
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Although in some ways, all there is to see is an empty space, it's an extraordinary piece of ancient building. How did they move all those stones and build such an impressive piece of architecture without our tools and our computers?

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