9/7/10 Schliemann Age 19 set of to explore 1849 - San Francisco Opened hardware business and sold supplies to people mining for gold Self-Made Gentleman Gentleman ? someone who is doesn?t have to work for a living Homer is History ? Homer wrote many stories about the past Not just stories, but actual facts Worked in Troy (Hissarlik is modern Turkish name) ? where the Iliad took place Mycenae ? King Agamemnon buried there Tiryns Search for Troy Read the Iliad of the Odyssey and identified clues through the description Thought maybe Troy was in Bunarbashi (but didn?t match description in story) Scaean Gate Found Priam?s Treasure (the king of Troy) Smuggle it out of the country Demonstrated the feasibility that Troy really did exist Mycenae Went there for the purpose of finding King Agamemnon?s body Tombs outside the city were robbed Listened to travelers accounts and heard the king was buried inside the city Stelae ? rows of headstone-type rocks in the grave circle Clytemnestra ? wife of Agamemnon Turns out that graves and findings actually take place 400 years before Agamemnon Tiryns Cyclopean Masonry ? walls made of stones that are tightly fitted homer says that walls were made by a team of Cyclopes?
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