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Raven Shaw

It may have been that Schleimann realized after he made the announcement of finding Agamemnon’s palace that he was wrong, and went to great lengths to cover up his mistake. He was a businessman, with a reputation to uphold, and most likely had to worry about financial backers and the money he hoped to make off of the discovery. Would museums and collectors pay more if the artifacts came straight out of Homer’s writings? Probably. Schleimann had a lot riding on his discovery and I wouldn’t be surprised if he had to cover up his initial boasts.