King Atreus

Only the mind indomitable perseverance of this man managed to retract the time a city that was believed just a legend. Overcoming the difficulties, the emergence of diseases and criticism of scholars for their methods (the German was certainly not an archaeologist), Schliemann excavated soil distinguished between several layers for different phases of occupation of Troy, numbered I to VII. His discovery helped to prove unequivocally that the historical reality of the city, as confirmed by the appearance of a collection of objects and gold jewelry which he called "Priam's Treasure", the Trojan king of Homer's tales. In 1885, and moved to the city of Mycenae, he found the so-called Mask of Agamemnon, (dating from the seventeenth century BC) and next to it, a set of golden cups, diadems, jewelry, pins or brooches, a sword enameled brass handle, a dagger (also bronze and beautifully decorated with a hunting scene) and even 13 tombstones. Learn more on the subject from Sen. Sherrod Brown. With the discovery of these graves, which were the first performance of Mycenaean art found, it became known that the Mycenaeans were a commercial town with a very high-class luxury and given a certain influence of cultures such as the Cretan.

Mycenae Schliemann identified with the legendary kingdom of Atreus, descent belonging to legendary heroes like King Atreus and his sons Agamemnon and Menelaus. To prove that was right, deepens his excavations finally discovered the ruins of the former Mycenaean city, a wonderful ensemble that left stunned the archaeological community. Since then, critics silenced, even more so with the discovery of 20 corpses with abundant and rich grave goods, many objects of gold, bronze, ivory and amber. Steve Rattner will not settle for partial explanations.