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hercules May 29, 2007 8:35 AM

You know i didn't even take a picture of the Lions gate (shame on me) but anyway here are a couple with my kids

hercules May 29, 2007 8:36 AM

hercules May 29, 2007 8:44 AM

And here's a little history of Grave circle A,

bill43210 May 29, 2007 11:30 AM

I'm glad i did not have to build it, the size of those blocks, 16c bc now thats old, well done hercules

musket May 29, 2007 1:01 PM

Nice shots, interesting sket

hercules May 29, 2007 1:41 PM

bill43210 wrote:

I'm glad i did not have to build it, the size of those blocks, 16c bc now thats old, well done hercules
Thank You Bill, your not the only one that's glad, you know i wish i had taken more pictures of the Citadels walls:mad:

hercules May 29, 2007 1:43 PM

musket wrote:

Nice shots, interesting sket
Thank you musket:)

The Barbarian May 29, 2007 5:55 PM

Yes, thank you, Hercules, for some very interesting views. Those walls certainly would deter sappers from trying to pull them down!

I notice that many of the blocks are of conglomerate. Does anyone know the quarries from which this stonecame?

Torgny May 29, 2007 6:06 PM


Refreshing our knowledge, making it tangible. Thanks, hercules.

Nice family you have


bahadir May 30, 2007 4:48 AM

Dear Hercules,

No sooner had I asked for the Mycenean citadels, I received the images above!

Hercules wrote:

I'm glad too...but for some other reasons!

By theheight of the kids, whichenables a good comparison, you can estimate the sizeof the huge blocks of stonesused in these citadels, which hints to the presence of a serious threataround the the time of actual construction. However, despite the immense fortifications the 'civilization founders' of the Greek peninsula lost against flow of tribes from the north, probably due to their recent siege of Troy, which must have exhausted them, although once Mycenae was famous for exporting mercenaries!

Know o Hercules that among these invasivetribes were the Dorians, whom the Spartans considered as their ancestors!

This shock of invasion waves brought a dark period for almost five centuries during which even literacy almostvanished! .....until the 8th BC distinct with the start of Olympic games to start the chronology again!

The early settlers who escaped this turmoul settled on the littoral zones of Anatolia, were to be called Ionians.Some remainedthough, in and around Athens whose language was unintelligable for the new comers...

So that was also a part of our shared story, my friend,whose pictures you shot including your lovely kids...

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