Lion Gate

Approaching Mycenae was awe inspiring: a massive hill, walls of enormous stones, and the fearsome Lion Gate.


Lion Gate, Mycenae, c. 1300-1250 B.C.E., limestone, relief panel, 9′ 6″ high

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Lion Gate," in Smarthistory, December 13, 2015, accessed December 6, 2023,