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Lion Gate

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Fabulous guardians of the ancient citadel

Almost too mind boggling to imagine this being carved and built in the late Bronze Age. Two symmetric lions represent possibly Europe's first ancient monumental sculpture, given... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Almost too mind boggling to imagine this being carved and built in the late Bronze Age. Two symmetric lions represent possibly Europe's first ancient monumental sculpture, given the age of this ancient citadel. The gate is situated at the entrance to the ancient fortified city of Mycanae - around 1600 - 1100 BC. The lions heads are no longer but... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the "gate" you walk through as you go up the hill to walk through the Ancient city of Mycenae. Can't miss it and a photo stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I'm not sure how you can review part of an attraction, but this is a don't miss site on any trip to Greece. The Lion Gate is the entrance to the fortified city and palace of Mycenae, home of King Agamemnon of Homer's Illiad. Walking thru the same entrance the Achaean heroes used is quite an experience. Be patient as... More 

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Center Point, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A history lesson in Mycenae culture is worth the time and effort to get here. The architecture and artifacts tell about the rich history of this country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Lion Gate is at the entrance to the Palace of Mycenae. It is incomprehensible to imagine how this gate and the walls were built from these gigantic boulders without having modern day equipment - simply spectacular!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

These massive sculptures sit atop the main gate to the Palace of Mycenae. They are stunning to behold. One marvels at how they were crafted thousands of years ago.

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The actual significance of the sandstone lion carvings in this entrance to Mycenae's citadel isn't known. It seems to me that it might well have been intended to strike fear in an attacking force. The gate is inset, forcing an enemy to approach the gate while the city's defenders in front and on both sides rained down arrows, rocks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Really interesting archaeology with easy access. Our tour guide was knowledgeable thankfully. Because the signage is minimal. There are several sites and a museum in this locale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Built 3000 years ago. Quite a feat. Long climb with majestic views. Lots of tourists and students. Enjoy. Take water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spend some time here and explore this citadel. Go to the top and check out the views. Alsop, go and find the cistern and marvel at the construction.

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