|Summary:||The Lion Gate is main entrance to citadel of Mycenae, located in NW wall of the fortress.|
|Date:||1250 BC - 1200 BC|
Gateway: 3.10 m. high and 2.95 m. wide at base. Lintel: 4.50 m long, 1.98 m. wide and 0.80 m. thick at center.
|Period:||Late Bronze Age|
A gateway for double wooden doors set into the thick fortification walls. Approach to the gate is up a ramp and through an enceinte or confining passage. A second passage and guardroom are located inside the gate. From here the ramp-road circled through the lower citadel up to the palace.
The monumental gateway was erected when the citadel walls were enlarged and strengthened ca. 1250 BC.