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Lion Gate - Mycenae

Agamemnon and all that

May 15th 2016
We left Athens this morning for a brief visit to Mycenaean territory in the Peloponnese. We had a good long look at Mycenae itself, with its famous Lion Gate. The setting is magnificent, above the plain running north from the sea and between two mountains that provided natural protection on north and south. Then a brief visit at a workshop where they're trying to reproduce the methods used in anci ... read more
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