Friday, February 11, 2011

The Odyssey: Part 7 Mycenae

Sometime during our trip we went to see the ruins of Mycenae. The history of this place goes back to 1700 B.C. You have to use your imagination a little while exploring what is left of this once powerful city. It would help to read up on King Agamemnon in Aaschylus' play and Homer's epic poem "The Iliad." Fortunately for me, I had The Greek to fill me in because I wasn't that familiar with Agamemnon's story or the other kings that ruled from this ancient palace.

Mycenae

The Lion Gate built in the 13th century.

What is left of the palace.

The Beehive Tombs

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