The awe inspiring Lion Gates, the earliest known piece of monumental sculpture in the European continent, takes you to the interior of the acropolis. Mycenae, Greece
The legendary home of the Atreides, is situated upon a small hill-top on the lower slopes of Euboea Mountain, between two of its peaks, on the road leading from the Argolic.House Atreides claims descent from King Agamemnon who fought in the Trojan War.
The site was inhabited since Neolithic times (about 4000 BC) but
reached its peak during the Late Bronze Age (1350-1200 BC), giving its
name to a civilization which spread throughout the Greek world. During
that period, the acropolis was surrounded by massive
"cyclopean" walls which were built in three stages (ca.1350,
1250 and 1225 BC) except on its SE flank where a steep ravine provided
A palace was built on the summit of the hill while towards the Argolic plain lay the wall - painted "Cult Center", the main gate or "Lion Gate" and "Grave Circle A“.