The Treasury of Atreus, or Tomb of Agamemnon, is an impressive "tholos" tomb at Mycenae, Greece, constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, the largest in the world.

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Treasury of Atreus


Dating back to around 1300 BC, this is the finest existing example of a domed tholos (Mycenaean tomb shaped like a beehive). It's wonderfully misnamed, since it probably has little to do with Atreus or Agamemnon, but the interior is truly awe-inspiring, with a 40m-long passage leading to the vast beehive-shaped chamber, with evidence of the powerful door that once sealed the tomb.

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