|Field Museum’s current exhibition is housed in a monumental, landmark building that resembles a temple from ancient Greece.|
The venerable Chicago treasure house showcases rare artifacts culled from 21 Greek museums in The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, an exhibition running through April 10, 2016.
Alexander, at left, charges Darius III, Shahanshah (“King of Kings”) of Persia at right, who is fleeing.
|The Mask of Agamemnon was discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The funeral mask, crafted in gold, and was found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft. Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of Agamemnon, but the mask is from 1550–1500 BC, earlier than the life of Agamemnon.|