Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon





Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon

The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is an impressive tholos grave on a hill at Mycenae, Greece, built during the
Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The stone lintel over the doorway weighs 120 tons. Mentioned by Pausanias, was still visible
in 1879 when archaeologist German Heinrich Schliemann discovered the graves of well under the agora on the Acropolis
of Mycenae. The tomb contained the remains perhaps the sovereign who completed the reconstruction of the fortress.
The tomb is in the style of tholoi other regions of the Mycenaean world. There are nine in total around the
citadel of Mycenae and five more in the Argolid.