Lion Gate, Mycenae

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  • Certainly an impressive feat of engineering, but the weather has taken its toll and a healthy level of imagination is needed to appreciate what this gate must have been like in ancient times. Tour gro...  more »
  • A highlight of the archaeological site. If you want it to yourself arrive early. The stone carvings are beautiful and have survived such a long time. Information provided in English. It's a pleasure t...  more »
  • Walking to the archeoligal sites of mikene, you have to pass Lion gate, made of huge stone. Everbody wants to make photo infront of the gate, very popular point.  more »
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  • Absolutely magnificent. I heard about this in classical studies, and it is amazing actually seeing it.
  • Nice place.
  • Great view
  • Lion's Gate-is the main gateway of the Mycenaean Citadel. Led to it the way the ramp obudowanej walls ciosowymi. The border of the Lions Gate consists of two vertically set stone blocks, tilted slightly toward the Center. Lintel creates block stone thickness approx. 2 m and a length of 4.50 m, which was set triangular plate, which height is 3 m, width at the base of the 3.66 m, thickness of 0.61 m. Date its Foundation shall be determined on the II Millennium BC (CA. 1250 BC. ). Is the only surviving example of a monumental sculpture of the Mycenaean. The cause of her survival is probably its massive weight, which prevented export. Relief has been completely unveiled in 1840, and the whole year gate in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann.
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  • The lion's Gate shows the progress of the Mycenaean architecture.
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