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Treasury of Atreus Entrance | by Patrick J. Lynch
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Treasury of Atreus Entrance

The entrance walls are called "cyclopean" because later Greeks could not imagine humans capable of such constructions, and imagined that they were built my mythical cyclopses. Another fun fact: The ancient Greeks saw elephant skulls and thought they were evidence that cyclopses were real, as the huge skulls have one big hole in the middle of the face (actually the nasal passage), and mistook the hole for the single eye socket of a monster.

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Taken on May 3, 2017