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1 1 Virtual Tour of Ancient Mycenae Photographs by Margaret-Anne Gillis, Barrie Central Collegiate, Barrie, Ontario and Elizabeth Ellison, Elmwood School Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

2 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Mycenae, seen from the valley surrounding it.

3 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Mycenae, seen from the parking lot below.

4 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, Mycenae in sunshine with the approaching footpath on the left.

5 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis,

6 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The approach to Mycenae’s Lion’s Gate.

7 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The invader’s view of Mycenae’s walls. It is easy to see why this polis was so strong militarily.

8 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, Looking back along the footpath leading to the Lion’s Gate.

9 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis The approach to the Lion’s Gate.

10 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The approach to the Lion’s Gate, showing the cyclopean walls and extended steps.

11 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Detail of the Lion’s Gate: two lions (symbols of royal power) face a column (symbol of strength and longevity). This photo is slightly out of focus because the image was enlarged when scanned.

12 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Looking out from inside Mycenae, through the Lion’s Gate.

13 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Looking down the grand stairway from inside Mycenae. It resembles a ramp because the stairs are greatly eroded.

14 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The massive grave circle just within the gate of Mycenae.

15 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The grave circle, seen from above.

16 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, The Grave Circle, seen from above, in sunshine.

17 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, A shaft grave within the grave circle.

18 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Another shaft grave within the grave circle.

19 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Another shaft grave within the grave circle.

20 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Foundations of houses, just south of the grave circle.

21 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, Foundations of houses just below the walls of Mycenae.

22 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The King’s megaron or throne room.

23 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The central hearth of the megaron, with mist covering the mountains behind.

24 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The central hearth, with four surrounding column bases.

25 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, These column bases supported four columns which surrounded the central hearth in front of the King’s throne.

26 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Foundations of structures below the King’s megaron.

27 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Looking down on the countryside from the King’s throne room.

28 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The countryside below Mycenae.

29 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, An ancient well near the great cistern of the citadel.

30 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, The entrance to the cistern of Mycenae, the great protected water source especially important in times of war.

31 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, The entrance to the Treasury of Atreus (the people indicate the size of the entrance).

32 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, The entrance to the Treasury of Atreus (although it was named this by Heinrich Schliemann, it was really a tholos or bee- hive tomb).

33 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, A closer view of the entrance to the tholos tomb.

34 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis,

35 Photo: Elizabeth Ellison, Looking out from inside the Treasury of Atreus.

36 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, Looking up at the ceiling of the tholos tomb.

37 Photo: Margaret-Anne Gillis, The passageway from the central tomb into a side chamber.


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