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Schliemann’s Tomb in Athens 12 February 2008

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Schliemanns grav i AthenWhen I was in Athens in September, an archaeological ‘pilgrimage’ was made to the tomb of Heinrich Schliemann (or Σλήμαν, as he is known in Greek), excavator of Troy and Mycene among many other deeds (and misdeeds, some may say….). For some reason, I hadn’t visited before. The grave is located in the First Cemetery, which is a nice and peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. As you’d expect, the tomb is not unlike an ancient heroon and includes a prominently placed portrait of Schliemann himself. Schliemann’s house in Athens – the Iliou Melathron (“Palace of Ilium”, i.e. Troy) – now houses the excellent Numismatic Museum. More photos below the fold.

Schliemanns grav i Athen
Schliemann’s tomb in the First Cemetery of Athens. Photo: TMK, September 2007.

Schliemanns grav i Athen
Schliemann’s tomb in the First Cemetery of Athens. Photo: TMK, September 2007.

Schliemanns grav i Athen
Schliemann’s tomb in the First Cemetery of Athens. Photo: TMK, September 2007.

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1. Bernard - 18 June 2008

Choosing to visit the first cemetery of Athens
means that you have a great sence of test.
Perhaps you had had visit the ancient Athenian cemetery ( Keramikos ).
My self as a Greek Athenian citizen does’t means that i can explain
all about antiquites.
That’s why i am asking you if you have recognized the anaglyph
cronicle ( Zoforos or Frieze ) wich is locatad at the base ( perimetracaly )
on the reproducted tample.
Suposed to be a chronicle from the Trojian war.
Is a copy from a real anaglyph or is a free fantasy creation from the New Greek sculptur ?
What do you think ?
Thanks in advance

Here is a link concernig the Ζωφόρος ( Frieze ) From Parthenon :
http://www.ekt.gr/parthenonfrieze/index.jsp?lang=en

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