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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece

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Large complex with a number of artifacts But! you need comfortable shoes to the ground. Be careful with small children, a number of stones.... On a quiet tour of need enough time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Large complex with a number of artifacts But! you need comfortable shoes to the ground. Be careful with small children, a number of stones.... On a quiet tour of need enough time (more than 1, 2, 3 hours). You will not regret it, there is much to see

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the Treasury of Atreus also called the tomb of Agamemnon a gem in Mykene on Peloponnese, Greece. The domed ceiling and huge chamber inside was really something - my son said to me: mum I feel like I'm in an Indiana Jones movie. Entrance fee is €8 together with another Mykene sight.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is actually a tholos (beehive-shaped tomb). The entry walk is very impressive. The ceiling is amazingly well-preserved. After spending time inside, it is worth climbing up the hill so that you, in effect, are standing on the outside top of the ceiling. Quite extraordinary. Don't miss.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Above all avoid the crowds, especially groups from tour buses with digital cameras. Go early, while they're still having their breakfasts, equip yourself with a brochure, stand in silence, and try to imagine the scene in the great chamber thousands of years ago…

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Came here with a tour group. The guide explained that it was a honeycomb shaped tomb to not only store dead bodies in the past but also gold and other treasures. Of course none of which are left behind today. There's some calculation that went behind the construction of the tomb, with the width and the height being nearly equal... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is worth to stop before or after visiting Mycenae ruins. Fees for this is clubbed with Mycenae ruins. So please visit and appreciate how it was built in 1250 BC.Monument is well preserved and intact.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Don't miss stopping here while you are at the other area ruins. It is amazingly intact. Cannot believe how old it is and how well constructed.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This thalos tomb is an ancient engineering marvel, after thousands of years it still stands as a monument to craftsmanship. To be appreciated one must go inside and look up. This stop will only take a short time but you will always retain its glorious image.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Once upon a time... The glorious civilization. You must visit the place at least once in your life. The history in front of you!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As I mentioned in my separate review of the Lion Gate, I consider this a very early example of Mediterranean architects employing the principles of the vaulted arch long before the magnificent cathedrals starting around 1000AD. Wikipedia says this was probably constructed around 1250BC and I quote from their article as I can't improve on it: "it was the tallest... More 

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Argolis Region  >  Mycenae

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