Mycenae is about 2 1/2 hours west of Athens on a rocky hill. It is surrounded by barren mountains. The ruins here are from about 14 c. BC.

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The Corinthian Canal, on the way to Mycenae.

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Known as the Lion Gate, this is the entrance to the Acropolis. The headless lions are a symbol of power.

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Dave at the 'First Circle of Tombs'.

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Olives are a major crop in this area.

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Entrance to the tomb of Clytemnetra. This type tomb was used for royalty.  It's like a bunker inside a hill.

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This is the interior of the tomb, with its beehive shaped roof.


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Palace passage-way.

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Overview of part of the site.

How it was. A reconstruction. (Scanned postcard).

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