View to Grave Circle A, Mycenae. This circle, measuring 90 feet in diameter, was excavated by Heinrich "Homer-hunter" Schliemann in 1876. Nineteen bodies were found here, complete with weapons and utensils and gold masks. One was identified as "The Death Mask of Agamemnon," the name drawn from a legendary ruler of Mycenae. We appreciate Schliemann's fabulous find but now know that his identification was erroneous; the graves are from the 16th century BC, hundreds of years before the Trojan War.