"The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, which have influenced European art and literature for more than three millennia."
"迈锡尼和提那雅恩斯是迈锡尼文明两座最伟大的城市，其遗址也十分壮观。公元前15世纪至公元前12世纪，迈锡尼文明盛行于 地中海东部，在古希腊文化的发展中发挥了重要作用。这两座城市还与荷马史诗《伊利亚特》和《奥德赛》有着密切的关联，而这两部史诗对欧洲艺术和文学的影响 则持续了3000多年。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/941