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(3302) Schliemann

Reference work entry

1977 RS6. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890), famous German archaeologist, who undertook, at his own expense, a 12-year excavation at Hissarlik and discovered the ancient site of Troy. (M 18136)

Name proposed following a suggestion by C. E. Spratt. Schliemann is also honored by a lunar crater.

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