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Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Discovery of Ancient Troy

Was he a pioneer of archaeology or a con man who got lucky?

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  • The walls of Troy II. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Heinrich Schliemann.

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  • A Greek amphora vase showing a scene from the Iliad.

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  • Schliemann's trench today with signs marking the different layers.

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