Tiryns, Greece, 2017.10.17
Tiryns, Greece, 2017.10.17.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @17mm f/7.1, aperture priority.

"Visible today are the mostly 13th century BCE fortification walls with some 12th century BCE interventions. Built in three phases and gradually encompassing the citadel, the walls are still in an excellent state of preservation. Galleries or tunnels over 20 m in length were opened within the south and east walls and constructed by corbelling (gradually projecting overlaying large blocks) to create high archways topped by a single stone. These were probably used for storage purposes. The main gate was situated on the east side with a 47 m long by 4.7 m wide ramp and closed with double wooden doors, and is similar in both size and material to the famous Lion gate of Mycenae. Also of note, are similar corbelled syringes or tunnels leading below the citadel to underground water sources."

— Mark Cartwright, "Tiryns", Ancient History Encyclopedia