At Mycenæ the fortification work is similar. Our view of the Lion Gate will give some idea of the massive, Cyclopean masonry. The great relief itself is clearly a heraldic device; some such grouping of animals is constantly seen upon seals and gems, and the lion (or lioness?) has always been a royal beast. But, heraldic though it be, this enormous group is far from lifeless conventionality. Some scholars believe that the pillar between the animals is a proof of the much-discussed pillar-worship of prehistoric Greece.
Beehive Tomb: Section
But the most interesting of the Mycenæan remains are undoubtedly the tombs. In the city itself there is a