Watch This Drone Video Capture Ancient Greek Site of Mycenae; Tasos Kokkinidis; Greek Reporter

Greece – Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

The ancient site of Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, has been captured in all its glory in a drone video.

Mycenae, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese, is regarded as the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its technical and artistic achievements but also its spiritual wealth, which spread around the Mediterranean world between 1600 and 1100 BC and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture.

The palatial administrative system, the monumental architecture, the impressive artefacts and the first testimonies of Greek language, preserved on Linear B tablets, are unique elements of the Mycenaean culture; a culture that inspired the great poet Homer to compose his famous epics.

At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.

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