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Allie Eby

Hi Valene, I agree with your points about the names of the finds being exaggerated to sound more exciting. Do you think that this was done on purpose, or do you think perhaps the archaeologists really believed them to be palaces and masks of great kings? You said it was clear that Schliemann thought the mask he found was really the mask of Agamemnon, which is possible. But if so, why would he feel the need to modify it? Do you think changing the mask would make his own ideas of its origin more credible, and is it possible that he was just trying to trick people?