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  1. an ancient city in Greece, in Peloponnesus: destroyed in 486 b.c. by the Argives; excavated ruins include Cyclopean walls forming part of a great fortress.
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Examples from the Web for tiryns

Historical Examples of tiryns

  • One such old palace has been uncovered at Tiryns near Mycenae.

    Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae

    Jennie Hall

  • But at Troy, Tiryns, and Mycen there is nothing of the sort.

    Human Origins

    Samuel Laing

  • This photograph was made at the ruined palace and fortress of Tiryns, in Greece.

    History of Sanitation

    John Joseph Cosgrove

  • Noack does not accept the Tiryns evidence for the Homeric house.

  • We cannot believe that Tiryns ever became a great city like Argos and Corinth.