|“Agamemnon’s Deathmask,” or
so Schliemann thought! Funeral Mask: Found in a royal grave in
Mycenae…dated to 16th century BC. When Heinrich Schliemann uncovered it, he
telegraphed back to Prussia: “I have gazed upon the face of Agamemnon.”
Mycenae: evidence of archeological corroboration of the intersection of myth
and culture….Schliemann began the excavation that would uncover Troy (in what
is now Turkey) in 1872. Then he moved on to Mycenae in 1878.