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Tiryns



Introduction of Tiryns
Prehistoric city and major archaeological site inArgolis, 3 mi N of Nauplia, in the NE Peloponnesus,S Greece. Thought to be the home of the originalGreek-speaking people, it is prominent in Greeklegend and is connected with Perseus and Hercules. Itwas inhabited from the third millennium b.c. and wasa magnificent city from c. 1600 b.c. to c. 1100 b.c. Itdeveloped into a center of Mycenaean culture but wasdestroyed by Argos c. 470 b.c. The city's ruins,including massive fortifications, have provided valuableinformation on pre-Homeric life in Greece. Aninteresting feature here are the narrow passagewaysformed within the massive bastion walls, roofed notby arches, but by progressively corbeled stone courses.Prehistoric city and major archaeological site inArgolis, 3 mi N of Nauplia, in the NE Peloponnesus,S Greece. Thought to be the home of the originalGreek-speaking people, it is prominent in Greeklegend and is connected with Perseus and Hercules. Itwas inhabited from the third millennium b.c. and wasa magnificent city from c. 1600 b.c. to c. 1100 b.c. Itdeveloped into a center of Mycenaean culture but wasdestroyed by Argos c. 470 b.c. The city's ruins,including massive fortifications, have provided valuableinformation on pre-Homeric life in Greece. Aninteresting feature here are the narrow passagewaysformed within the massive bastion walls, roofed notby arches, but by progressively corbeled stone courses.

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