Heinrich Schliemann

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Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) was an archaeologist who excavated Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns, lending material weight to Homer's Iliad as reflecting historical events.

His career began before archaeology developed as a professional field and so, by present standards, the field technique of Schliemann's work leaves a lot to be desired. His excavations were largely well done by the standards of his time.