Is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km south-west of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace of King Agamemnon, the leader of Greeks in Troy war was located one can see across the Argolis to the Saronic Gulf.
In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae.

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