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The Lion Gate is the main gate of the Mycenaean citadel from the Bronze Age. It is dated to the second millennium BC (around 1250 BC). It is the only surviving example of a monumental Mycenaean sculpture, a triangular limestone slab decorated with a bas-relief that depicts a pair of animals, they are generally considered to be lions, hence the name of the gate, but heads have not survived, they can also be griffins or sphinxes.

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