view of Nemea Valley  


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Tiryns ("TEE-rins") is a site that is about 40 minutes by car from Nemea.  The archaeologist that digs at this site gave us a tour. 

Tiryns is another Mycenaean palace and citadel -- some archaeologists think that it might have been used as a place to control the coast and sea, which is about 2 kilometers away. 

Tiryns is very famous because of its big walls, which the ancient poet Homer mentioned in his books.  Some of the stones in the wall can weigh up to 30,000 pounds! 


The ruins of the city look like this now.  When you are within the palace, you can even see the remains of the hearth, the columns, and the throne base in the megaron. 



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