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Lion Gate

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Love this part of Mycenae. Have seen other similar engineering feats but this is so interesting....guess it is the age of the gateway!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Love this part of Mycenae. Have seen other similar engineering feats but this is so interesting....guess it is the age of the gateway!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The main entry of the fortified city of Mycenae. It's a masterpiece of architecture with the enormous rocks that were used to build the wall. According to the legend the wall was built with the help of Cyclops. It's a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

the entry to ancient myceae.Appreciate the construction and the large stones built about 3600 years back without modern machinery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you are going to make the trip to Mycenae for any reason make it to go see this gate. It is a gigantic structure but the remains of the lions are so amazing to see it is worth the walk up the hill. Very much popular with the tourists though and you have to walk through the herds of... More 

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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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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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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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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