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9.3.2: Mask of Agamemnon

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    by and

    “I have gazed into the face of Agamemnon,” boasted the man who discovered it—but is it really the Homeric hero?

    SmartHistory images for teaching and learning:

    Phidias, Athena Pathenos, 447-32 B.C.E. (this is a 3rd c. C.E. copy known as Varvakeion)
    Gold artifacts from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Gold mask from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
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    Dagger blade from Mycenae, Greece
    Gold Diadam from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Dagger blade from Mycenae, Greece
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    Mask of Agamemnon, c.1550-1500, gold, found in grave shaft V, Grave Circle A in 1876 at Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann
    Gold griffon from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Gold mask from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
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    Gold cup from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Gold necklace from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
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    Mask of Agamemnon, c.1550-1500, gold, found in grave shaft V, Grave Circle A in 1876 at Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann
    Gold mask from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, Greece
    Click on image for larger picture (External link to flickr)

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