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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Two lionesses flank the central column whose significance is much debated. Discovered in 1841 by Greek archaeologist Kyriakos Pittakis. The site was popularized after Heinrich Schliemann arrived in 1874.

    Site in the north-eastern Peloponnese in southern Greece, 30 km south-west of Corinth. It is renowned for its Late Bronze Age (LBA) palace, tombs and fortifications. In Homeric epic it was the capital city of Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces at Troy, and it now gives its name to the Myc…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Augustus gave the town (Latin: Nemausus) a ring of ramparts 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) long, reinforced by 14 towers, of which 2 gates remain today; the Porta Augusta and the Porte de France. There is an inscription of his gift of 16 BCE on the gate. The city had an estimated population of 60,000. The Porta Augusta was the eastern gate, where the Roman road Via Domitia coming from Ugernum (today Beaucaire) entered the city. The gate’s two main carriageway arches remain, with foot passages e…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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