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Reviewed 30 September 2020

An iconic site. All the civilization is here! Everybody who cares for civilization and history must visit Mycenae

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

I remember studying Ancient Micyene at school, including the Lion Gate. To see it in person was such an amazing experience.

Visit in the afternoon when the sun will be on the gate.

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020

It is truly an impressive entry to the Citadel that was reserved for the rulers of the territory.

Early Greeks were so in awe of the massive stonework in the gate posts that Cyclopean was how they described the edifice.

Remarkably preserved sculptures of a pair of lions separated by a column stand upright with front paws resting on a stone platform.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank permia
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Reviewed 21 June 2020

If You have held in your hands at least one guide to Greece, then you have probably already seen the Lion's gate. But in reality, they are still more impressive, even if they don`t look like the gates of the goddess Ishtar in the Pergamon Museum. After all, this is only the XIII century BC and not Babylon at all. All the same, it is a matter of surprise and genuine respect, how did three huge limestones get dragged here? Perhaps the construction science from Egypt has already penetrated here. The name of the gate was given either by Schliemann himself, or after him because of the triangular limestone front plate with two decapitated lions. There is a version that the heads were not made of limestone, but ivory. They ordered a long life in ancient times.There is a version that the lions were the coat of arms of either the Atreides dynasty, which ruled in Mycenae, or the goddess Potnia, but Schliemann didn`t find the Head. Probably they wre lost in the fire that destroyed the Palace.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

The Lion Gate is the entrance to the architectural site of Mycenae. It is well kept and historic and the entrance to a special site.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank frugalarnie
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