The Art Archive/Dagli Orti
FIT FOR A CHIEFTAIN. Constructed in the 16th century B.C. and discovered by Schliemann in 1876, grave circle A held skeletons, swords and daggers, suggesting that the graves were the burial site of warrior rulers. Some of the grave goods can be traced to Asia Minor and Egypt, reflecting the expansive Mycenaean trade network. Schliemann discovered the famous “Mask of Agamemnon” in this grave circle.