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Tomb of Atreus, Mycenae | by Patrick J. Lynch
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Tomb of Atreus, Mycenae

The Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae, once known (incorrectly) as "Agamemnon's Tomb." We now know the structure also predates Agamemnon's father Atreus by hundreds of years. The tomb was constructed by the Bronze-Age Myceneans about 3,300 years ago as a "tholos," with a large internal dome shaped roughly like a beehive, or maybe a stone igloo, forming a domed internal room 44 feet heigh and 50 feet in diameter.

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Taken on May 3, 2017