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Archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

Mycenae and Tiryns are the two largest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which is the first major Greek civilization that developed in Greece from the 15th to the 12th century BC. Mycenae, the largest palatial center of the period, with its “cyclopean” walls, the megaron and the magnificent tombs, was mentioned in the Homeric epics (the Iliad and the Odyssey) as the seat of the legendary king Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War. Tiryns was another important fortified citadel and an important urban center in Argolis. Both are characteristic examples of early Greek civilization, echoed in Homeric epics, which influenced European art and literature for more than 3 millennia.

Date of entry into UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites
1999

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