The Lion Gate: the main entrance of the Mycenae citadel
The Lion Gate is an ancient monument located at the entrance of the Mycenaean citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece. It was constructed during the 13th century BC and consists of two massive stone pillars, topped with carved representations of lions.
The gate served as the main entrance to the fortified city and was an important symbol of Mycenaean power and wealth.
Today, the Lion Gate is one of the most iconic archaeological sites in Greece and an important example of ancient Greek architecture and engineering.
Other famous ruins of Mycenae are the ruins of the city’s fortified walls (i.e. the walls of Tiryns), palaces, and tombs. The most famous of these tombs is the Treasury of Atreus, also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, a massive beehive-shaped tomb built in the 13th century BC.