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Treasury of Minyas, Orchomenos, June 2012 | by 5telios
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Treasury of Minyas, Orchomenos, June 2012

The so-called Treasury of Minyas at Orchomenos in Boeotia was built above ground (in an artificial mound) as a twin to the so-called Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae, which it mirrors in ground plan, size and technique. It was built in around 1250 BC.

 

We are looking from the stomion (one of the jambs is visible to the right) into the right hand side of the chamber, from where the doorway to the burial chamber proper opens. The blocks in the centre of the chamber are the remains of a Roman-era altar.

 

The tomb had been robbed already in antiquity, probably having been discovered after the vault collapsed on account of it not having been built into a hill as was the norm for this tomb-type.

 

Shot on a Nikon D3100 with the kit lens (18-55mm) as per EXIF, processed for levels and saturation, resized to half and tagged in GIMP.

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Taken on June 2, 2012