In 1880 and 1881 Schliemann cleared out the ruined dometomb of Orchomenus, finding little except remains of its beautiful ceiling; and in 1885, with DOrpfeld, he laid bare the upper stratum on the rock of Tiryns, presenting scholars with a complete ground plan of a Mycenaean palace.
Was the son of Anaxandridas, whom he succeeded about 520 B.C. His chief exploit was his crushing victory near Tiryns over the Argives, some 6000 of whom he burned to death in a sacred grove to which they had fled for refuge (Herodotus vi.
Andromeda followed her husband to Tiryns in Argos, and became the ancestress of the family of the Perseidae.
The king's palace, if we may judge from Tiryns and Mycenae, was usually in a strong situation on an " acropolis."
Serpents which would only attack those who were not natives were to be found on the banks of the Euphrates and also at Tiryns (Mir.