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Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae: plans, elevations and perspectives

RIBA Ref No RIBA100781
Image Date1996
ViewPlan | Exterior | Interior
Library Reference72.03//FLE
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectTombs ; Gateways ; Public buildings
SOURCE: Dan Cruickshank (ed.). Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of architecture, 20th ed. (Oxford: Architectural Press, 1996), p. 111

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