"At the Schliemann-Museum" Ankershagen Travelogue by egonwegh

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At the Schliemann-Museum. Portrait of the German native Schliemann posing as a young and successful businessman in Imperial Russia (St. Petersburg), 1846-1856.

After his business career, Schliemann took to archaeology. Book in which Schliemann reports on one of his excavations, that of the Greek town of Mycenae.

Underneath a hill near Hisarlik in Turkey, Schliemann discovered the ancient town of Troy, a town that derives much of its fame from Homer's poems 'Ilias' and 'Odyssey'. Portraits of the Trojan heroes (from left to right: Agamemnon, Achilles, Nestor, Ulysses, Diomedes, Paris and Menelaus). While excavating in Troy, Schliemann unearthed Priam's Treasure, named after the legendary king of Troy during the Trojan War.

Replica of one of the items of Priam's Treasure unearthed by Schliemann in Troy.

Another replica of one of Schliemann's treasures. Original artifacts from Troy belonging to Priam's Treasure are now either in Istanbul or in Moscow. Items in Istanbul were returned by Schliemann to the Turkish government in order to be allowed to continue his excavations in Troy. Items in Moscow were shipped from Germany to Russia after WW II.

Artefacts unearthed by Schliemann in Mycene, for example the magnificent Mask of Agamemnon, can be found in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (we visited in May 2015).

A joke at the entrance to the museum: a replica of the Trojan Horse fashioned as a slide.

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