Mycenae | Polygonal Walls, Ancient Technology & the Cyclopean Origins of Greece | Megalithomania

Join Megalithomania in ancient Greece and Crete in October 2020 to explore Mycenae and other important sites. Full details here: . Hugh Newman explores the enigmatic megalithic acropolis of Mycenae, based near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It has the famous Lion Gate, sophisticated polygonal and cyclopean walls, other remarkable construction and stunning Tholos Tombs (that we feature in part 2 - coming soon). Pausanias, a Greek geographer, ascribes the name to the legendary founder Perseus, who was said to have named it after a mushroom he had plucked on the site, and hence chose this site to build the acropolis. There are legendary associations with water nymphs, the cyclops giants, and the Olympian Gods, and it dates back to at least 1600 BC, although it could be much older.

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