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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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I think you really need to know the stories about this site and realize just how old it is to appreciate what you are seeing. Beautiful setting. It can be very windy and cold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I think you really need to know the stories about this site and realize just how old it is to appreciate what you are seeing. Beautiful setting. It can be very windy and cold up on the mountain. Also, may be challenging walking for some.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The archeological aspects of this massive dome are startling and the historical significance is as well if you consider who may have been buried here. The Treasury of Atreus is also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon. The interior looks much the same as an igloo but this one is made of stone. One of them (the lintel is 120... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This "beehive" muli-families grave site was amazing. It was a large, entrance room where items that were there to accompany the dead to there final home. There was a room right off the large, entrance room. The graves were like actual graves today - buried underground. The sound would travel in this circular room from one side to the other.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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