The Treasury of Atreus

Below the great citadel of Mycenae, a passage into a hillside leads to a massive beehive-shaped tomb.

The Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae, c. 1300-1250 B.C.E.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "The Treasury of Atreus," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed December 2, 2023,