Death Mask of Agamemnon

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by Xuan Che
published on 18 May 2013

The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad.
Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle A, Mycenae (mid-16th century BCE). The mask in fact predates Agamemnon by 400 years but nevertheless remains solid evidence of Homer's description of Mycenae as 'rich in gold'. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).

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