The tomb of Agamemnon

By Gere, Cathy

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ISBN
978-0-67402-170-9
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.


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Reviewed on February 20, 2006

When Heinrich Schliemann incorrectly identified in 1876 one of the shaft graves at Mycenae as the "tomb of Agamemnon," he revived a myth first created by the eighth-century B.C. inhabitants of the Argive plain who looked upon Mycenae's ruins as the place where Agamemnon gathered the Greek armies for an assault on Troy. It was not until the 20th century that archaeologists accurately dated the Mycenaean tombs to a period 300 to 400 years before any possible date o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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