Troy and its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain

Troy and its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain

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Troy and its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain by Heinrich Schliemann

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) was a successful businessman and self-taught archaeologist who is best known for discovering the site of the ancient city of Troy. This work in English, 'translated by the author's sanction' in 1875, describes his excavations at the ancient mound of Hissarlik in Turkey, which revealed the remains of not just one but several substantial, superimposed ancient settlements, the earliest of which dates back to 4500 BCE. Schliemann himself was convinced that he had located Troy, and the spectacular golden treasure which he unearthed made his discovery famous around the world. However, the crudeness of his excavating techniques was criticised by contemporary archaeologists, and later work on the site has led to the conclusion that the treasure is in fact from a much earlier settlement than Homeric Troy. Schliemann's achievement was nevertheless extraordinary, and this first-hand account of his discoveries makes compelling reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108017176
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/19/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface; Autobiographical notice of Dr. Henry Schliemann; Introduction; Work at Hissarlik in 1871: 1. On the Hill of Hissarlik, October 18th, 1871; 2. On the Hill of Hissarlik, October 26th, 1871; 3. On the Hill of Hissarlik, November 3rd, 1871; 4. On the Hill of Hissarlik, November 18th, 1871; 5. On the Hill of Hissarlik, November 24th, 1871; Work at Hissarlik in 1872: 6. On the Hill of Hissarlik, April 5th, 1872; 7. On the Hill of Hissarlik, April 25th, 1872; 8. On the Hill of Hissarlik, May 11th, 1872; 9. On the Hill of Hissarlik, May 23rd, 1872; 10. On the Hill of Hissarlik, June 18th, 1872; 11. On the Hill of Hissarlik, July 13th, 1872; 12. Pergamus of Troy, August 4th, 1872; 13. Pergamus of Troy, August 14th, 1872; 14. Athens, September 28th, 1872; Work at Hissarlik in 1873: 15. Pergamus of Troy, February 22nd, 1873; 16. Pergamus of Troy, March 1st, 1873; 17. Pergamus of Troy, March 15th, 1873; 18. Pergamus of Troy, March 22nd, 1873; 19. Pergamus of Troy, March 29th, 1873; 20. Pergamus of Troy, April 5th, 1873; 21. Pergamus of Troy, April 16th, 1873; 22. Pergamus of Troy, March 10th, 1873; 23. Troy, June 17th, 1873; Notes; Appendix; Index.

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