Tiryns is a city-state of the Peloponnese, situated in the Argolis, storic region of ancient Greece, and is patrimony of humanity UNESCO.

The legend says that it was founded by Proetus, sixteenth king of Argus. Proetus, chased by his brother Acrisius, found shelter Lycia. He then was helped by the Lycians to go back to the Argolis by occupying Tiryns, helped by Cyclopes in the constructions of the walls, and was quoted for the first time by Homer to praise its imposing fortifications.

Among the frescos in the palace, the hunting ones are the most common.