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Dr Schliemann Excavations Mycenae engraving

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Dr Schliemann's Excavations in the Acropolis of Mycenae


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Original antique print


Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) was a German businessman and archaeologist, an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an important excavator of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns. His successes lent material weight to Homer's Iliad and Vergil's Aeneid reflecting actual historical events. From the Illustrated London News. Central-fold as issued. Text on the reverse.

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artist Anon
method Wood-engraving
date 1877
size 405mm by 550mm (sheet)
SKU CL1640