Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.5.10. Tiryns
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A. Location and research history

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The acropolis of Tiryns (cf. also Peloponnese 2.5.9.) stands on a low cliff near the Bay of   Nafplion/Nauplia. It is divided into upper, middle and lower citadels. The acropolis is surrounded by an extensive lower city, estimated at around 25 ha in area in the 12th century [5]; [10]. The excavations by Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld between 1876 and 1885, which unearthed the palace on the upper citadel, p…

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Maran, Joseph and Papadimitriou, Alkestis, “2.5.10. Tiryns”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007086>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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