Greece/Peloponnese/2009 - OlyEndoMike
Detail of the frieze above the lintel of the Lion Gate of Mycenae--at entrance of the city.  The gate was erected in c. 1250 BCE.  The walkway to the gate, about 15 m long and 7 m wide, is flanked by high walls which would have allowed the defenders ample opportunity to hurl missiles at anyone approaching the gateway.  It is the oldest example of monumental sculpture in Europe

Detail of the frieze above the lintel of the Lion Gate of Mycenae--at entrance of the city. The gate was erected in c. 1250 BCE. The walkway to the gate, about 15 m long and 7 m wide, is flanked by high walls which would have allowed the defenders ample opportunity to hurl missiles at anyone approaching the gateway. It is the oldest example of monumental sculpture in Europe

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