Who discovered the Lion Gate?

Kyriakos Pittakis

What is the name for the triangular space above the gate?

A pediment is an architectural element found particularly in Classical, Neoclassical and Baroque architecture, and its derivatives, consisting of a gable, usually of a triangular shape, placed above the horizontal structure of the lintel, or entablature, if supported by columns.

What is the Lion Gate made of?

The Lion Gate consists of four megalithic blocks of stone arranged around an open space. At the base is a threshold to the sides of which stand two upright stones or jambs. Across the top of the jambs is an enormous lintel believed to weigh around twenty tons.

Who ruled Mycenae?

The Perseid dynasty ruled Mycenae for at least three generations and ended with the rule of Eurytheus, whom legends claim commissioned Hercules to perform the 12 labors. When Eurytheus died in battle, Atreus became king of Mycenae. Mycenae is perhaps best known in mythology as the city of Agamemnon, the son of Atreus.

What was found in grave circle A?

Among the objects he unearthed in Grave Circle A was a series of gold death masks, including one he proclaimed "The Death Mask of Agamemnon." Schliemann cleared five shafts and recognized them as the graves mentioned by Pausanias.

What is the first true Greek period known as?

The Minoans were the first great Greek civilisation. They didn't live on mainland Greece but on the nearby island of Crete, between 2200BC and 1450BC. They were known as the Minoans after their legendary king, Minos. After the Minoans came the Mycenaean civilisation, from mainland Greece.

What is Prince Phillips full name?

He adopted the surname Mountbatten from his mother's side of the family and became a British subject. Before he did so, Philip was known as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Today, Philip's full title is His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Who was Alice's mother and father?

Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine