Tiryntha (Tiryns)

Local nameΤίρυνθα

Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, and the location from which the mythical hero Heracles was said to have performed his Twelve Labours. It lies 20 km south of Mycenae.

Tiryns was a hill fort with occupation ranging back seven thousand years, from before the beginning of the Bronze Age. It reached its height of importance between 1400 and 1200 BC, when it became one of the most important centers of the Mycenaean world, and in particular in Argolis. Its most notable features were its palace, its Cyclopean tunnels and especially its walls, which gave the city its Homeric epithet of "mighty walled Tiryns".

Tags Archaeological SiteUNESCOHeritage
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiryns

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/941

Address 21100, Greece

Coordinates 37°35'57.141" N 22°48'0.092" E

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