Mycenae: Roof of Agamemnon Tomb

Roof of Tomb of Agamemnon near the Mycenae citadel in Peloponnese, Greece

Roof of Agamemnon Tomb

Roof of Tomb of Agamemnon
The Tomb of Agamemnon, which is a bee-hive type tomb, is located on the Panagitsa hill near the Mycenae citadel in Peloponnese, Greece, and dated between 1350 and 1330 BCE.

The chamber of the Agamemnon Tomb is a dome with a diameter of 14.5 meters and a height of 13 meters. Considering the time period in which it was built, the construction of the dome is considered a great engineering feat.

Also known as the Tholos tombs, the bee-hive tombs were prevalent in the Peloponnese Peninsula in the late bronze age. They get their name because of the dome-structure and their resemblance to the beehive.

Related Images
Tomb of Agamemnon Interior
Entrance to the Tomb of Agamemnon
A wall on the passageway at the entrance to the Tomb of Agamemnon

Related Pages
Mycenaean Civilization, Minoan Civilization
Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece
Ephesus

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