The Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte is holding a major special exhibition on Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890), to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth. Schliemann is best known as the man who discovered Troy, but he was much more than that. He was a merchant in St Petersburg, a globetrotter and a writer, too. His life is like an odyssey on the way to his true passion.
This exhibition will focus on a side to Schliemann that has never been revealed before, and take a look at who he was before he turned to archaeology, leading a life full of adventure that took him right around the globe. In his early forties and then a successful merchant, Schliemann started to study Homer’s epics and classical writers in great detail. He visited ancient sites in Greece and Turkey and located the earliest civilisation in Europe. The James-Simon-Galerie and the Neues Museum will mount a special exhibition, presenting the results of Schliemann’s archaeological excavations – including spectacular finds from the royal tombs in Mycenae and the Collection of Trojan Antiquities.
The exhibition is supported by the Kuratorium Preußischer Kulturbesitz, the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
A special exhibition by the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Address / Getting there
Site plan for individual visitors to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum (PDF)
All groups meet at the information desk in the lower foyer in James-Simon-Galerie.
Advice für group visits to the Neues Museum and Pergamonmuseum (PDF)
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