Tiryns Travel Guide

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    by anpe Written Oct 26, 2005

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    A THOLOS TOMB WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 1 KM. TO THE EAST ,AT THE WESTERN FOOT- HILLS OF THE HIGH CONICAL HILL OF PROFITES ELIAS!
    IT IS ACCESSIBLE BY THE ASPHALT ROAD LEADING FROM THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE EASTWARDS TO KOFINI(NEW TIRYNS).
    THE TOMB,FOUND WHOLE AND PERFECT CONDITION,,IS A CORBELLED STRUCTURE BUILT OF UNTRIMMED SLABS,OF A MUCH SIMPLER CONSTRUCTION THAN THAT OF THE LATER LUXURIOUS THOLOS TOMBS OF MYCENEE.
    THE TOMB HAD BEEN COMPLETELY DESPOILED EVER SINCE ROMAN TIMES ,WHEN AN OLIVE PRESS WAS INSTALLED IN YHE THOLOS.SOME CHAMBER TOMBS WERE ALSO FOUND IN THE AREA.

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    by anpe Written Oct 26, 2005

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    THE CITADEL OF TIRYNS,1.5 KM. FROM THE SEA,WAS BUILT ON A ISOLATED ROCKY HILL,OBLONG IN SHAPE,RISING JUST OVER 18 M. ABOVE THE PLAIN THAT SURROUNDS IT.
    ITS TOP,EXTENDING OVER ABOUT 20,000 SQ,M., IS REALATIVE SMOOTH.
    THE ANCIENT GREEKS BELIEVED THAT ITS WALL HAD BEEN BUILT BY PROITOS,WHO HAD BROUGHT IN SPECIALS MASONS,THE CYCLOPES!!!!,FROM LYCIA.

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