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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9 levels, with I being the lowest, on bedrock, IX being the most recent (Roman occupation)
this red one is Homer’s Troy →
5 of the graves included gold grave masks
19 total bodies discovered, including 2 children (see next slide)
Many of the dead were covered with gold sheathing like these two “suits” for children
← The so-called Cup of Nestor