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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Validity of Heinrich Schleimann's Findings at Mycenae

Homer’s epic poems Iliad and Odyssey have captivated readers as works of imagination for thousands of years; but what of their true historical pertinence? In 1876, Heinrich Schliemann made claims that suggested a grave at Mycenae was the burial site of King Agamemnon and his family, thus proving the poems’ historical validity. However, his archaeological standpoint was biased, personal issues depreciated his work, and his evidence was not entirely without falsity. Based on this, Schliemann’s claims that the poems were established on historical truths are invalid as archaeological fact.


Pastor Larry said...

Same sort of thing happened at Jericho when the archaeologist really wanted to find the wall that Joshua brought down.

Bob Johnson said...

Very interesting again, learning so much cool stuff here.

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