Monday, May 9, 2011
Greece - Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
The Lion Gate, a part of Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Antigone, a postcrosser from Greece.
Mycenae and Tiryns represent the apogee of the Mycenaean civilization, which laid the foundations for the evolution of later European cultures, including classical Greek architecture and urban design, and consequently also on contemporary cultural forms. Moreover, the two sites are indissolubly linked with the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the influence of which upon European literature and the arts has been profound for more than three millennia.