The Death of an Archaeologist

Heinrich Schliemann  died on 26 December 1890 in Naples. He was buried on 4 January 1891 in the Athen’s First Cemetery. The  exhibition, “Death in Naples – The 125th anniversary of the Death of HeinrichSchliemann” is a homage to the archaeologist, collector and patron. Selected exhibits from the Trojan Collection and from other excavations, including those at Mycenae, Tiryns and Orchomenos, are presented together for the first time. The special exhibition runs alongside the Neues Museum’s permanent exhibition of the Berlin Trojan holdings, which have been connected with the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte since the “Collection of Trojan Antiquities” was gifted to the Berlin Museums in 1881. A display of a collection of Egyptian vessels, probably brought back from Egypt as souvenirs, completes this comprehensive picture of Heinrich Schliemann, excavator and collector, and his life’s work in archaeology.