have watched the face to Agamemnon”.
These were the words of the archaeologist Schliemann to the king of Greece
when it found a gold mask in the ruins of Mycenae. He found the ruins
to believe in the verses of Homer, that described the city of Mycenae
in the Odyssey like a city “rich in gold and other wonders”.
The city had its splendour between 1950 and 1100 b.C date in which it
was left, being still prosperous. Nowadays an explanation is not known
to this fact. The ruins, located in a hill flanked by two little mounts
and a steep defile, allows having an idea of the magnificence of this
Its entrance is presided by the famous door of the lions that is intact
conserved except by the heads of the lions that assume had to be of gold.
The interior was reserved to the rich classes, living most of the population
around the walls.
At the top of the hill the real palace was located. From this palace
ruins it is possible to admire wonderful views of this Peloponnese valley
as well as understand the reason for the location of Mycenae.
The walls, good conserved, show the dimensions of the city that certain
time ago was one of richest of Greece.
In the North slope of the same ones there is intact conserved a dark
passage that seems to descend to the Earth entrails. In order to go through
it is essential to carry a lantern, since beyond the first bend the dark
At the other side of the highway there is the treasure of Atreo, a great
tomb presided by a corridor of 15 m. The tomb, with vault form, has an
unprecedented echo in its interior.
And finally we want to say that the travellers sensible to the passing
of time will remember the visit to Mycenae like a stroll by another time,
full of questions and mysteries, more than three thousand years ago.