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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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A must see.

We stopped here before heading to Mycenae. I'm glad we did. You actually get go inside. Great photo opportunity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been there on April 15,2015. It was less interesting place among other cultural heritage of Greece. It's so called Royal tomb of King Agammemnon(leader of the Troy war).But nothing to see inside.Architecture was impressive. It was dark and a lot of big bees were flying. Beware of beehive if you walk in. I didn't spend much time as previous... More 

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had difficulty appreciating this single room site. the construction is igloo like and it simply a large open room with bees, wasps and bats. We went without a guide and maybe the history is interesting but the signs provided (nor the staff by way of leaflet which may help) don't give any insight into anything terrible interesting. The ticket... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Architecturally, it's a wonder for its time and amazing how much it's like a beehive, although, when you walk in, beware of bees, wasps, and bats as they can be around, and if you are not interested in the history of mycenae you will not appreciate this tomb. I didn't spend much time inside the tomb, has a bit of... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stopped here before heading to Mycenae. I'm glad we did. You actually get go inside. Great photo opportunity.

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

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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