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Troy and the Trojan War. Excavations at Troy. Schliemann began excavations in 1870 “Treasure of Priam” found in 1873 Dorpfeld assisted and then took over in 1890 first to actually distinguish the 9 levels of the city

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Troy and the trojan war

Troy and the Trojan War


Excavations at troy

Excavations at Troy

  • Schliemann began excavations in 1870

    • “Treasure of Priam” found in 1873

  • Dorpfeld assisted and then took over in 1890

    • first to actually distinguish the 9 levels of the city

    • first color-coded site plan ever, to record the city’s 9 levels of habitation

  • Blegen 1932-38

    • found arrowheads and signs of burning destruction on level VI, first to propose that level as Homer’s Troy

    • Subdivided Dorpfeld’s 9 levels into 40 (now 47 total)


Schliemann s great trench

Schliemann’s Great Trench


Dorpfeld s site plan of troy

Dorpfeld’s Site Plan of Troy


Diagram of the 9 cities based on dorpfeld s plan

Diagram of the 9 cities based on Dorpfeld’s plan

9 levels, with I being the lowest, on bedrock, IX being the most recent (Roman occupation)

this red one is Homer’s Troy →


City of troy based on korfmann s work

City of Troy based on Korfmann’s work


The treasure of priam or helen s jewels

The “Treasure of Priam,” or “Helen’s Jewels”


The mask of agamemnon

The “Mask of Agamemnon”


Other gold finds from grave circle a

Other gold finds from Grave Circle A

5 of the graves included gold grave masks

19 total bodies discovered, including 2 children (see next slide)


More finds from grave circle a

More finds from Grave Circle A

Many of the dead were covered with gold sheathing like these two “suits” for children


An ivory figurine and gold objects

An Ivory Figurine and Gold Objects

← The so-called Cup of Nestor


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