Mycenae - Lion Gate

This is the Lion Gate, the oldest stone carving in Europe that was created from a single stone circa 1250 BC.
The gate also marks the entrance to the fortress leading to the remains of the Royal Palace and graves where German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, found 15KG's worth of gold treasures, which are now on display in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
There was supposedly a big gold carving on top of the two lions, unfortunately, it was stolen away!