The palace is situated at the highest point on the acropolis of Mycenae citadel. The ruins that we see today belong to the building constructed in the 13th century BCE. Only the foundations and floor pavings of some rooms have survived. The archaeological evidence suggests that the site might have had many buildings before the current one.
The palace complex had a large courtyard and a megaron (meeting hall). The megaron consisted of a portico, prodomos (anteroom or open vestibule), and main hall, whose principal space (known as domos) consisted of a circular hearth and four columns supporting the roof.
The main purpose of the megaron was to manage the gathering of people who come here to conduct palace business. The megaron was destroyed, most likely by fire, in the late 13th century BCE, and was rebuilt in the 12th century BCE.
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