Tiryns


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Tir·yns

 (tîr′ĭnz, tī′rĭnz)
An ancient city of southern Greece in the eastern Peloponnesus. It contains extensive ruins of a pre-Homeric citadel.
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Tir•yns

(ˈtɪr ɪnz)

n.
an ancient city in Greece, in Peloponnesus.
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Him mighty Heracles slew in sea-girt Erythea by his shambling oxen on that day when he drove the wide-browed oxen to holy Tiryns, and had crossed the ford of Ocean and killed Orthus and Eurytion the herdsman in the dim stead out beyond glorious Ocean.
The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle-cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
Impressive Cycleopan masonry fortifications were also found in Pylos, Athens, Tiryns and Thebes.
Based in the Peloponnese peninsula of what is now Greece, this civilization built monumental palaces at sites such as Mycenae and Tiryns, and its tombs were found to be filled with glorious golden treasures (now mostly on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens).
These were tasks inflicted on him by Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns. Heracles had been sent to serve the king by the Delphic oracle as expiation for killing his children and his wife, Megara, while suffering from insanity inflicted by Hera.
The only instance where the path was generated to pass through Epidauria is not when the site was "sweetened," but rather when an attraction surface was generated for Tiryns. This suggests a decided preference for the northern route through the Korinthia.
mostly of the Bebek variety lower in price than the Tiryns. After a good start watermelon exports have been hampered by very low prices; a problem also affecting the shipments of early peach and nectarine varieties.
* Greece is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most prominent of which are Acropolis of Athens, the Archaeological Site of Delphi, the Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, the Old Town of Corfu, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, and Mount Athos.
However, some scientists think that one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the collapse of the culture; some geologists are hoping to find evidence at the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace, to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit, Discovery News reported.
The talk was followed by lantern-slides showing the ruins of Mycenae, Tiryns and Troy and a comparison between the art of Knossos and Mycenae.