Tholos - Clytemnestra Tomb, 1890s-1955
Scope and Contents
The Clytemnestra tomb belongs to the third group of tholoi at Mycenae, as categorised by A. J. B. Wace, dating to ca. 1400-1300 BC. A. J. B. Wace and his team cleared the dromos and tholos in 1922. The tomb is evocatively named after Clytemnestra, legendary queen of Mycenae, who conspired to murder her husband Agamemnon, as related in Homer’s Odyssey. A millennium after its construction, the tomb was overbuilt by the Hellenistic theatre.
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Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository
Faculty of Classics
Cambridge CB3 9DA United Kingdom