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Nov 30, 2010 - Ancient Mycenae

@@@@@@@ Background References to ‘Mycenae, rich in gold’ in Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey, written during the 9th century, were thought to be mere legends until an amateur archeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, unearthed pure gold burial masks and other treasures beyond imagining in the 1870s. Homer’s writings tell of the founding of the city by the son of Zeus and Danae and we know that by the time of Agamemnon, the city was the most powerful in what we know as Greece today. Evidence of Neolithic people in the region as early as the 6th...

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