The Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the 13th century BC, around 1250 BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance.Put Lion Gate at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mycenae holiday tool.
The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture, as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean. It is the only monument of Bronze Age Greece to bear an iconographic motif that survived without being buried underground, and the only relief image which was described in the literature of classical antiquity, such that it was well known prior to modern archaeology.
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An iconic site. All the civilization is here! Everybody who cares for civilization and history must visit Mycenae more »
I remember studying Ancient Micyene at school, including the Lion Gate. To see it in person was such an amazing experience. Visit in the afternoon when the sun will be on the gate. more »
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