Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in the Peloponnese lying a few km to the north of Nafplion. The earliest human settlements in Tiryns go back to the Neolithic period (about 5000 BC). Construction of the fortifications took place between the 14th - 13th century BC. The Cyclopaean walls surrounding the citadel and the palace have a total perimeter of 750m and a width ranging from 4.50m to 7m. Tiryns went into decline at the end of the Mycenaean period and became deserted by the 2nd century BC. The palace was excavated in 1884-85 by the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Tyrins has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999.

01 Panoramic view of Cyclopean walls 02 Cyclopean walls 03 Cyclopean walls 04 Ruins of Cyclopean walls
05 Cyclopean walls and corridor to citadel 06 Cyclopean walls and corridor to citadel 07 Cyclopean walls and corridor to citadel 08 Excavations and ruins
09 Walls and tunnel entrance 10 Panoramic view of palace ruins 11 Entrance passage and main gate to acropolis 12 Cyclopean walls
13 Walls and ruins of citadel 14 Panoramic view of palace ruins 15 Panoramic view of palace ruins 16 Panoramic view of palace ruins
17 Cyclopean tunnel in acropolis 18 Cyclopean tunnel in acropolis 19 East entrance of citadel
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