The amateur archeologist, heinrich schliemann, went to mycenae because it was the legendary home of king agamemnon, leader of the greeks who went to troy to fight the trojan war he used the text of pausanias, the second-century ad roman traveler, as his guide. Heinrich schliemann (1822-90) was born in what is now germany from an early age he was fascinated by greek myths, particularly those connected with the story of the trojan war, immortalised by poets like homer (eighth century bc) in his two epics, the iliad and the odyssey. In 1871, a german businessman,heinrich schliemann, started looking for ancient greece by excavating sites mentioned by the blind ionian poet homer and schliemann's work led to the discovery of a lost greek civilization which was named after mycenae, an important city of that time. Slide 3- heinrich schliemann is credited with the discovery of the city of troy, the mask of agamemnon and king priam's treasure, a treasure which consisted of golden. Amazingly, heinrich schliemann, she was photographed wearing the jewels of helen, which her husband claimed to have discovered in the ruins of troy.
Heinrich schliemann (1822-1890) was a german merchant, world traveler, and archeologist a man of enormous linguistic ability and personal determination, he combined a romantic enthusiasm and the calculating abilities of a practical realist in his search for the historical sites of homeric greece. The once mythical city of troy, described in homer's famous iliad and discovered by german archaeologist heinrich schliemann in 1868, is brought to life through a spectacular production involving hundreds of artists and. This lecture will describe how heinrich schliemann and his team of hired workers excavated the site of hisarlik schliemann was convinced this was the location of ancient troy the results were spectacular, but there were other nagging questions that needed solving in future seasons of work there.
Heinrich schliemann is very famous for the discovery of troy, mycenae and tiryns he is a celebrated but also controversial personality of the 19th century in particular he has been attacked for his digging methods on the part of archaeology he is accused of having destroyed much more than preserved. The discovery of troy by heinrich schliemann in 1871 marks the start of greek prehistoric archaeology, and that much cannot be denied him though his techniques are antipathetic to modern practitioners of archaeological science and even his integrity has been questioned. Heinrich schliemann essay a talented archeologist or just someone who stumbled upon a great discovery heinrich schliemann was born on january 6, 1822 in the. On december 26, 1890, german archeologist and antiquity lover heinrich schliemann died in naples, italy schliemann discovered the ancient city of troy and left a legacy that still inspires the. Behind the mask of agamemnon i have opened up a new world for archaeology, said heinrich schliemann after his 1871-1873 excavation of troy his discovery of.
Schliemann's discovery of this city and his claim that it was the troy of greek legend brought with it many important implications first and foremost was that homeric epic was not merely myth, not just a story but history. Priam's treasure is a cache of gold and other artifacts discovered by classical archaeologist heinrich schliemann the majority of the artifacts are currently in the pushkin museum in moscow schliemann claimed the site to be that of ancient troy , and assigned the artifacts to the homeric king priam. Schliemann, heinrich (hīn`rĭkh shlē`män), 1822-90, german archaeologist, discoverer of the ruins of troy troy, ancient city made famous by homer's account of the trojan war. Start studying ch 1 & 2 humanities 1301 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools what important archaeological discovery. The 19th century was the discovery by heinrich schliemann of what is now widely assumed to be the site of troy - troy is the setting of homer's iliad.
In 1870, heinrich schliemann went to the troad, the northwest corner of asia minor, and made up his mind, against all current scholarly opinion, that priam's troy lay buried under the hill called hissarlik in the year 1822, a lad was born in germany who was to turn the spade work of. Heinrich schliemann is undoubtedly one of the forefront leaders in ancient greek archaeology his discoveries are widely discussed and admired as some of the most impressive artifacts ever found he was a pioneer of archaeology, and visionary into the ancient greek bronze age. Heinrich schliemann, a self-made millionaire with a lifelong belief in the historical accuracy of the greek classics, discovered ancient troy, the site of the battles fought in homer's iliad. This lecture covers the history of bronze age greece, beginning with the discovery of its greatest city, mycenae, by heinrich schliemann.
Heinrich schliemann (1822 - 1890), german merchant, businessman, and pioneer of field archeology his excavations at a small hill in western turkey were guided by homer 's epic work the illiad , and quite possibly resulted in the discovery of the lost city of troy. Heinrich schliemann was a german born archaeologist and military contractor he was an extremely successful and wealthy businessman his interest in homer's poems was sparked when he was traveling around europe when he was 46 years old. The man who brought the swastika to germany, and how the nazis stole it heinrich schliemann discovered the archaeological site of troy, but his discovery also boosted the visibility of swastikas.