For those of you who remember the Iliad, King Agamemnon besieges Troy to recover his brother’s kidnapped wife, Helen. The above is the entrance to his “palace” at Mycenae. Zoom in on the lions!
Of course, this brings us to the phrase, beware of Greeks bearing gifts, i.e., the Trojan horse. Mycenae is a UNESCO site. The ruins give you an idea of their engineering back on 15th century B.C.
Here is Agamemnon’s tomb, the highest and widest dome for more than one thousand years.
Today, we end up with the Greek Orthodox Church in Nafplion.