The Stronghold

The Tombs The Stronghold

The Stronghold



the stronghold




The Lion gate



Palace side of the Lion gate

Within the citadel were various houses of retainers. The most imposing, “the house of the columns,” rose to three stories in height. South of the grave circle lie the ruins of the “ramp house,” the “south house,” and the “house of Tsountas.”



shaft grave circle



shaft graves




“the granary”



Another building, known as “the granary,” from the carbonized barley, wheat, and vetches found in its basement, was erected in the 13th century BC between the Cyclopean citadel wall and one of the grave circles and continued in use up to the destruction of the city by fire about 1100 BC.

Text from the Encyclopedia Britannica


the Palace site


model of the Palace layout


wall panel of the Palace


fresco painting



conception of the original art


view from the stronghold across the site and countryside

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