When 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.