Friday, July 22, 2011

Heinrich Schliemann, Priam’s treasure, Troy, Anatolia, Hissarlik...real or not, still a good story

The Love of Helen and Paris


Jacques-Louis David


Sophia Schliemann wearing some of the treasure.


Priam’s Treasure is a cache of gold and other artifacts discovered by classical archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Schliemann claimed the site to be that of ancient Troy, and assigned the artifacts to the Homeric king Priam.

So where is Priam's Treasure? A trail of the goods: The Istanbul Archaeology Museum to the Royal Museums of Berlin to the Pushkin Museum in Moscow where the treasure remains.

And, "There have always been doubts about the authenticity of the treasure. Within the last few decades these doubts have found fuller expression in articles and books."

Heinrich Schliemann [Wikipedia]

Priam’s Treasure [Wikipedia]

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