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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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146 reviews 146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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119 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
161 helpful votes 161 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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342 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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