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Heinrich Schliemann

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(1822–90) [Bi] Businessman turned archaeologist who set out to unravel the reality behind Homer's epic poetry. Born the son of a Protestant clergyman in Neubucklow, ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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...Ludwig, Emil . Schliemann: The Story of a Gold-Seeker . Boston, 1931. Classic biography. Schliemann, Heinrich . Ithaka, der Peloponnes und Troja . Leipzig, 1869. Schliemann, Heinrich . Troy and Its Remains . London, 1875. Schliemann, Heinrich . Mycenae . London, 1878. Schliemann, Heinrich . Ilios . London, 1881. Schliemann, Heinrich . Orchomenos . Leipzig, 1881. Schliemann, Heinrich . Troja . London, 1884. Schliemann, Heinrich . Tiryns . New York, 1885. Traill, David A. Excavating Schliemann: Collected Papers on Schliemann . Illinois Classical...

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David A. Traill

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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...] Deuel, Leo . Memoirs of Heinrich Schliemann , 1977. Korres, George S. Bibliographia Herrikou Sleman , 1974. Schliemann, Heinrich . Ilios , 1881. Schliemann, Heinrich . Ithaque, le Peloponnese et Troie , 1869. Schliemann, Heinrich . Mycenae , 1878. Schliemann, Heinrich . Personal papers, Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies, Athens. Schliemann, Heinrich . Tiryns , 1885. Schliemann, Heinrich . Troja , 1884. Schliemann, Heinrich . Troy and Its Remains , 1875. Traill, David A. Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Heinrich ( 1822–90 ) German archaeologist . In 1871 , he began excavations in Hisarlik, Turkey, which he believed to be the site of the Homeric city of Troy . He uncovered nine superimposed towns; later excavations indicated that the seventh layer was probably the Homeric...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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..., Heinrich (Neubukow, Mecklenburg, 1822–90 , Naples), became an office boy at 14 and was employed in Amsterdam for several years. In 1847 he set up in business in St Petersburg and in 1852 extended his activities to Moscow. Schliemann, who taught himself a number of languages, including classical Greek, used the substantial fortune he had made in trade to carry out archaeological excavations in Greece and Asia Minor. In 1868 he settled in Athens and over a period of years unearthed the site of Troy ( 1870–82 ). He also made important digs in...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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..., Heinrich ( 1822–1890 ), German archaeologist . From humble roots in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Schliemann became the most famous European archaeologist of the nineteenth century. Born in Neubukow to a schoolmaster father and a well-educated mother, Schliemann grew up in Ankershagen, where his father became a Lutheran pastor. His Realschule education prepared Schliemann for a life in commerce, and a good ear for languages helped him in business. During the California gold rush, Schliemann traveled to the United States in 1851 for five months to...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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..., Heinrich ( 1822–90 ) [Bi] Businessman turned archaeologist who set out to unravel the reality behind Homer's epic poetry. Born the son of a Protestant clergyman in Neubucklow, Mecklenburg‐Schwerin, Germany, Schliemann attended the Realschule in Neustrelitz. After a five‐year apprenticeship in a small grocer's shop he set sail for Venezuela in November 1841 , but was shipwrecked off the coast of the Netherlands. In Amsterdam he worked as a clerk in the office of the consul‐general of Prussia, where he learnt numerous languages. In 1846 he was...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Heinrich Heinrich Schliemann 1822 – 90 German archaeologist I have gazed upon the face of Agamemnon. on discovering a gold mask at Mycenae, 1876; traditional version of his telegram to the minister at Athens: ‘This one is very like the picture which my imagination formed of Agamemnon long ago’ W. M. Calder and D. A. Traill Myth, Scandal, and History (1986) face of Agamemnon face of ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Heinrich Heinrich Schliemann 1822 – 90 German archaeologist I have gazed upon the face of Agamemnon. on discovering a gold mask at Mycenae, 1876; traditional version of his telegram to the minister at Athens: ‘This one is very like the picture which my imagination formed of Agamemnon long ago’ W. M. Calder and D. A. Traill Myth, Scandal, and History (1986) face of Agamemnon face of ...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Heinrich Schliemann 1822 90 German archaeologist I have looked upon the face of Agamemnon. Attributed comment on discovering a gold death mask at an excavation in Mycenae, in a telegram to the King of the Hellenes in August 1876. Quoted in W. Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece (1939). He had just found the well-preserved body of a high-ranking man wearing a golden burial mask in the grave circle at Mycenae. Removing the mask, he found eyes, mouth and flesh still intact. But was it really Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae in the 13th...

Schliemann, (Johann Ludwig) Heinrich (Julius)

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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...H. Schliemann : Troy and its Remains (London, 1875) H. Schliemann : Mycenae (London, 1878) H. Schliemann : Ilios (London, 1881) H. Schliemann : Orchomenos (Leipzig, 1881) H. Schliemann : Troja (London, 1884) H. Schliemann : Tiryns (London, 1885) E. Ludwig : Schliemann: The Story of a Goldseeker (London, 1931) E. Meyer : Heinrich Schliemann: Kaufmann und Forscher (Göttingen, 1969) D. F. Easton : The Schliemann Papers , Annu. Brit. Sch. Athens , lxxvii (1982), pp. 93–110 W. M. Calder III and J. Cobet , eds: Heinrich Schliemann nach...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Heinrich Schliemann

Heinrich Schliemann  

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(1822–90) [Bi]Businessman turned archaeologist who set out to unravel the reality behind Homer's epic poetry. Born the son of a Protestant clergyman in Neubucklow, Mecklenburg‐Schwerin, Germany, ...
Tiryns, Greece

Tiryns, Greece  

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[Si]A strongly fortified Mycenaean settlement and palace in southern Greece. The site was investigated by Heinrich Schliemann intermittently between 1876 and 1885. Although the site was occupied ...
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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A constituent Land of the Federal Republic (see Bundesrepublik Deutschland). This coastal region by the Baltic Sea was created by the Soviet military administration in 1945 and reinstated in 1990. ...
Aegean Cultures

Aegean Cultures  

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OverviewCycladic CultureMinoan CultureHelladic (Mycenaean) CultureMycenaeOverviewCycladic CultureMinoan CultureHelladic (Mycenaean) CultureMycenaeThe Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean basin, ...
Minyan ware

Minyan ware  

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[Ar]A term given by Heinrich Schliemann to the type of fine, smooth, grey or yellow‐coloured pottery, made on the wheel, found widely from about 2000 bc in Thessaly, from Macedonia to the Argolid, ...
ethnoarchaeology

ethnoarchaeology  

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[Ge]A branch of archaeology that uses ethnographical data to inform the examination and interpretation of the archaeological record. In some cases this involves the study of living communities by ...
Rudolf Virchow

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(1821–1902)A German pathologist and anthropologist (and also a politician of liberal views) whose studies of pathogenic organisms led him to the discovery that cells are derived from other cells, ...

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