Mycenae: Cyclopean Wall

Cyclopean Wall enclosing the Mycenae citadel in Greece

Cyclopean Wall at the Mycenae citadel

Cyclopean Wall
A massive wall known as the Cyclopean Wall surrounded the Mycenae citadel, which is located in the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. The image shows part of this wall.

The Cyclopean Wall got its name from Cyclops, mythical giants from Asia. According to a legend, Perseus, who was the founder of Mycenae, employed Cyclopes to build this wall to surround the citadel.

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