|Treasure of Atreus
It is the most impressive of the preserved Mycenaean tholos tombs, situated at Mycenae, on Panagitsa hill.
The walls of the chamber and the long dromos (36 m. long and 6 m. wide) are lined with conglomerate ashlar blocks. The tholos or round chamber (h. 13.20 m., diam. 14.20 m.) is roofed with a conical corbel vault, having the shape of an old-fashioned beehive. A distinctive feature of the tomb is the side-chamber hewn in the rock (6 x 6 x 5 m.).
The rich sculptured and painted decoration ...