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Entrance Tomb of Agamemnon
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View looking west at the doorway of the so–called Tomb of Agamemnon/Treasury of Atreus.  The doorway is about 16 ft. [5 m.] high and tapers slightly towards the top.

The huge stone lintel slab on the top of the doorway is 26 ft. [8 m.] long and is said to weigh 132 ton (US) [120,000 kg.]!  The weight relieving triangle above it originally contained a decorated slab—compare the Lions Slab above the Lions’ Gate of the citadel of Mycenae.

For a brief description of this tomb Click Here.

This image courtesy of Jerry Hawkes.