Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mycenae





After Corinth, my group went to the ancient citadel city of Mycenae. Mycenae is the site of the oldest Greek settlement. It dates back at least 4,000 years ago. The Mycenaeans built a huge settlement around the paace at the top of a hill. It is surrounded on all sides by immense walls, and protected by cliffs that drop down hundreds of feet.

According to myth, the hero Perseus founded Mycenae, and it is the home of Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War as described in the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Near Mycenae is a huge dome-shaped tomb for a king. It is the oldest, best preserved example of this type of structure.

From the top of the citadel at Mycenae, you can see all of the Argos plain down to the Aegean Sea. It was in a very strategic location.

Click for more pictures of Corinth, Mycenae, and Epidaurus!


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