La Belle Helene: A Rare Discovery at Greece’s Mycenae

By Albert Englehardt


“See, here is the German archaeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld's signature, and here is Agatha Christie’s, and over there is Jean-Paul Sartre’s. Your room is named after him. My father made these copies from the guestbooks of our hotel,” Agamemnon Dasis said as he pointed to the index-card-sized photos mounted in the large frame hanging on the wall next to the hotel’s registration desk.

We were standing in the lobby of La Belle Helene de Menelas Hotel in Mykines, Greece, about a mile down the...

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