Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

Entrance Tomb of Agamemnon

< Prev | 2 of 6 | Next >
Entrance Tomb of Agamemnon
Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download

Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at holylandphotos@gmail.com.

Photo Comments

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.