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The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer's Fabled City
     

The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer's Fabled City

by Vladimir P. Tolstikov, Mikhail Y. Treister, Donald F. Easton (Editor), Christina Sever (Translator)
 
Cloaked in mystery for the past 50 years, the legendary "Gold of Troy" is now on display at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. This handsome volume, the official catalog of the Pushkin exhibition, tells the compelling tale of these ancient artifacts and how they were discovered by the wealthy German businessman Heinrich Schliemann.

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Cloaked in mystery for the past 50 years, the legendary "Gold of Troy" is now on display at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. This handsome volume, the official catalog of the Pushkin exhibition, tells the compelling tale of these ancient artifacts and how they were discovered by the wealthy German businessman Heinrich Schliemann.

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Library Journal
When Heinrich Schleimann excavated the site of ancient Troy, he discovered a treasure trove. Convinced that he had found the Troy of Helen and Priam, he named the treasure "Priam's Gold" and eventually gave it to the city of Berlin. At the end of World War II the gold disappeared, and it was assumed in the West that Russian troops had looted it. Most of the art treasures taken by Russian troops at the end of the war eventually turned up back in East German museums, but Priam's Gold was lost until 1994, when the Pushkin Museum admitted that it had been storing the gold in its basement since the end of the war (some of the items still had their German tags attached). This resulting catalog for the collection's first world tour (Greece, Turkey, and the United Kingdom) presents clear photographs of all 259 items in the Pushkin's holdings. Clear and concise essays by Pushkin curators Tolstikov and Treister put Schleimann, his work, and the artifacts into historical perspective. The pictures are pretty, but the text will be of greatest interest to scholars who have had no access to this historical collection for over 50 years. This is an important book for all art and archaeology collections.Mary Morgan Smith, Northland P.L., Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810933941
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
9.86(w) x 11.59(h) x 1.11(d)

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