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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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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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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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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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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very impressive and best preserved tomb or possibly a storehouse or the treasury, located below the citadel of Mycenae. Quite dark inside so remember to bring a torch. The treasure excavated at the this site now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Citadel, museum and especially grave circle B well worth the visit

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