Ancient Thera: Ramparts

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Impressed by the size of the ramparts of Tiryns, the Greeks thought they must have been the work of the Cyclops. It is still not known how mere men were able to lift such enormous blocks of stone, some of which weigh over 13 tonnes. Neither is it known how they assembled them to creates this 8 to 10m-wide wall perched on a hill. It is true that the project, started c 1400 BC, lasted for almost two centuries.

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Tiryns Western Ramparts
Tiryns Western Ramparts
In the vestiges of a tower in the west
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Ancient Thera: Palace
Ancient Thera: Palace
The rooms of the Palace of Tiryns, the
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