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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Mycenae
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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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Charlottesville, VA
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Admission to this site is included in the price of the Mycenae Acropolis fee. The stop is well worth the time to marvel at the feat of engineering that placed stones weighing tens of tonnes into place in the structure. Some think this may have been where the Mycenaean leader Agamemnon was buried.

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Stoupa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

having visited the neighbouring Mycenae - of which this a part - it is a wonderful place to visit. The size of some of the stones that line the approach way to the Tholos (Beehive tomb) are several metres long and have to weigh MANY tons. How they were put in place with such precision is amazing. The inside of... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

If you are visiting Mycenae than you have to have a look at this as it's just a short walk away. It is a truly awe-inspiring site and amazing how they managed to build it. It won't take long to look around but it's an absolute must see!

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USA
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64 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Treasury of Atreus is a wonderful example of the architecture of the time of the Mycenaean's. How on earth did they move that lintel into place over the door? How many people did it take to build this facility and how did they figure out how to do the construction? This place leaves more questions than answers and is... More

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Westport, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I visited Mycenae in may this year. It was always on my list of places to see.But I have to say it surprise me how small that place is. It will take you about 30 min to reach the top of it, where you can admire the view. They have a nice, small museum with a copy of Agamemnon mask.... More

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This site is included in the price of the Mycenae archeological site and is located right down the road. It is a place not to be missed!

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Paris, France
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

If you plan on visiting the area toward Napflion, this is a good site to visit. This site has a unique gate as well as impressive burial chambers that are made of huge blocks and are in a "beehive" shape. There is also a nice small museum built just a few years ago. When we arrived, we asked about a... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I came here as part of a day trip from Athens. The guide was very useful and informative. This ancient site is amazing! The tomb is made of massive stones and are stacked together to form a beehive shaped structure. This is part of a larger complex at the Mycenae site. Within the stone "beehive" tomb are real bees.

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