Heinrich schliemann was the greatest archaeologist who ever lived, at least according to heinrich schliemann schliemann's name has the word lie in the middle this is also true of schliemann's life. In 1873 heinrich schliemann excavated the ruins of the palace of king priam, and discovered a golden treasure that he smuggled out of turkey into greece ur according to genesis 12, this ancient city in mesopotamia was the birthplace of abraham. Heinrich schliemann is credited with the discovery of the city of troy, the mask ofshow more content he was a well travelled man and in his travels he was inspired by frank calvert at a site called hissarlik.
Family life the son of luise therese sophie and ernst schliemann, he was born in northern germany before ending in divorce, his marriage to ekaterina lyschin produced children named sergey, natalya, and nadezhda. Heinrich schliemann (1822 - 1890) was a german businessman and the real man who pioneered of field archaeology he believed in the historical accuracy of homer's iliad and virgil's aeneid and that they told stories that reflected actual historical events. For 25 years i have researched the life of heinrich schliemann i have learned to be skeptical, particularly of the more dramatic events in schliemann's life: a white house reception his heroic acts during the burning of san francisco his gaining american citizenship on july 4, 1850, in california. Heinrich schliemann was a treasure-seeker out to make his own myth author laura amy schlitz, a librarian and professional storyteller, says: when i began researching schliemann's life, i thought, what a story.
Schemin' heinrich schliemann by damien f mackey priam's treasure is the richest single find in all bronze age anatolia and was rumored to have been improved by modern additions no mycenaean grave has one-tenth of what was in shaft grave v was schliemann's luck at mycenae too good to be true. Childhood, youth, and life as a businessman schliemann was born in neubukow in 1822 his father was a poor protestant minister named ernst schliemann heinrich's mother, luise therese sophie, died in 1831, when he was just 9. Heinrich schliemann was a german businessman and a pioneer in the field of archaeology he was an advocate of the historicity of places mentioned in the works of homer and an archaeological excavator of hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of troy. Heinrich schliemann (german pronunciation: [ˈʃliːman] (january 6, 1822, neubukow, mecklenburg-schwerin -- december 26, 1890, naples) was a german businessman and archaeologist, and an advocate. Heinrich schliemann the archaeological sites of mycenae, tiryns, and hissarlik each represent a unique part of greek history and provide insight into fascinating aspects of ancient greece's society and culture mycenae was the capital of a state that ruled the majority of the eastern mediterranean.
Historical events in the life of heinrich schliemann 1873-05-27 heinrich schliemann discovers priam's treasure a cache of gold and other objects in hisarlik (troy) in anatolia 1876-11-30 archaeologist heinrich schliemann finds the gold mask of agamemnon at mycenae (modern greece) the mona lisa of prehistory. Heinrich schliemann, in full johann ludwig heinrich julius schliemann, (born january 6, 1822, neubukow, mecklenburg-schwerin [germany]—died december 26, 1890, naples, italy), german archaeologist and excavator of troy, mycenae, and tiryns. Heinrich schliemann was not the most famous archaeologist of his day, though he was famous neither was he the most skilled he rarely followed good archaeological procedures at his excavations and was roundly criticized by later archaeologists he wasn't even the most scrupulous of those in his.
Schliemann's father, a corrupt protestant minister, paid for three years of quality schooling for his ambitious young progeny however, once the pastor's crimes of embezzling church funds were exposed, the family's new-found poverty meant heinrich had to give up any dreams of university, leave school at fifteen and find gainful employment. Heinrich schliemann heinrich schliemann (1822-1890) was a german merchant, world traveler, and archeologist a man of enormous linguistic ability and personal determination, he combined a romantic enthusiasm and the calculating abilities of a practical realist in his search for the historical sites of homeric greece. Heinrich schliemann found his last treasure in april of 1879 with two small areas of treasure, consisting of gold disks, chains, earrings, and bracelets his years of luck had run out he would continue attempts at excavation for the rest of his life, but never again would he experience the success of his earlier years. Heinrich schliemann before schliemann began his archaeological investigations at hissarlik in 1870, many scholars believed that troy was a mere figment of homer's imagination the story of the trojan war, as it was described in the iliad and the odyssey , lacked corroboration from reliable historical sources, and the ancient city's.
Heinrich schliemann's life is the stuff fairy tales are made of a poor, uneducated, and motherless boy rises through his hard work and parsimonious lifestyle to the heights of wealth (burg 1,2. Heinrich schliemann (january 6, 1822 - december 26, 1890) was a german amateur archaeologist, born at neu buckow, in mecklenburg-schwerin, the son of a poor protestant minister. Heinrich schliemann was an extremely successful german businessman, born in the town of neubukow on january 6th 1822, he was the son of a protestant minister, ernest schliemann and his mother was luise therese sophie who died when schliemann was only a child aged 9.
Heinrich schliemann (1822-1890) was a german merchant, world traveler, and archeologist a man of enormous linguistic ability and personal determination, he combined a romantic enthusiasm and the calculating abilities of a practical realist in his search for the historical sites of homeric greece. Schliemann: life and works heinrich schliemann was a german businessman, polyglot, and archaeologist who had a strong belief in the historicity of places mentioned in the works of homer he lived in poverty as a child, but eventually he became a rich businessman, and this wealth allowed him to pursue his real passion: archeology. The reality, according to david traill's 1995 biography, schliemann of troy: treasure and deceit, and bolstered by susan heuck allen's 1999 work finding the walls of troy: frank calvert and heinrich schliemann, is that most of this is romantic baloney, manufactured by schliemann for the sake of his own image, ego, and public persona. The mask of agamemnon, discovered by heinrich schliemann in 1876 at mycenae aside to hissarlik, which is presumed to be the site of the legendary troy, other sites linked to the homeric epics are the mycenaean sites of mycenae and tiryns photo credit.
About the hero schliemann archaeologist mythmaker crook this engaging, illustrated biography of heinrich schliemann — a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of troy — reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three. Credit for the nazis' misappropriation of the swastika goes back to the ancient city of troy not to the time when the trojans still lived in their great city, but to 1871 when it was discovered by a german businessman-turned-archaeologist named heinrich schliemann. Heinrich schliemann was born on january 6th, 1822 as son of a protestant minister in neubukow / mecklenburg (germany) he described his life in the autobiography » heinrich schliemann's selbstbiographie « (autobiography of heinrich schliemann.