TIRYNS, Greece: is one of the imposing ruins of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The earliest human occupation known at Tiryns is from the Neolithic period. A new fortified palace complex was constructed in the 14th century BC. The defences were extended in the early 13th century BC, and the Lower Citadel was also fortified.
Tiryns is a Mycenaean site in Argolis in the Peloponnese. It was a hill fort with occupation ranging back seven thousand years, from before the beginning of the Bronze Age. It reached its height between 1400 and 1200 BC, when it was one of the most important centers of the Mycenaean world, and in particular in Argolis. Its most notable features were its palace, its cyclopean tunnels and especially its walls, which gave the city its Homeric epithet of "mighty walled Tiryns".