Schliemann returned to Paris in the fall of 1868 and spent six months becoming an expert on Troy and Mycenae, writing a book of his recent travels, and writing numerous letters to Calvert, asking him where he had thought the best place to dig might be, and what sort of equipment he might need to excavate at Hisarlik 😁 In 1870 Schliemann began excavations at Hisarlik, under the permit Frank Calvert had obtained for him, and with members of Calvert’s crew 👍 In Schliemann’s writings, he never admitted that Calvert was anything other than agreeing with Schliemann’s theories about the location of Homer’s Troy. He’s having been born on that same day that his father placed him on his knee.
Heinrich was unable to attend university because of the low status of his father. In order to study the classics in a gymnasium, Heinrich decided against it and instead entered a vocational Realschule. He’s beginning an apprenticeship as a Grocer at the tender age of 14 and has spent five years in that role. Years working Between five and eleven in the morning and 11 at night, he would grind potatoes to make whiskey, package herring, oil sugar, candles, and other similar tasks. The grueling job was overthrown when he’s becoming a cabinboy on the ship heading for Venezuela. Following the wreckage of the ship in the North Sea he was offered a place as a translator and later, as a bookkeeper to an Amsterdam-based trading firm.
Blog.britishmuseum.org also mentions that since antiquity, Troy was believed to be located in an area called the ‘Troad’ in the northwest corner of modern-day Turkey. Over the years, pilgrims and tourists made the long trek to the Troad in order to be on the same ground that their heroes once walked. Charles Maclaren of Scotland and Frank Calvert from England were the first to tie a hill that contained ancient remains and the location of Troy in the 19th century. Heinrich Schliemann (a German businessman, self-taught archaeologist) made the breakthrough in Anatolia in 1870. His goal was to uncover the city and prove that the Iliad’s facts were true. Since then, the site that Schliemann claimed was ‘Troy’ has been the subject of extensive excavation and study. Although the evidence can’t prove that the Trojan War really happened, experts now agree that the settlement Schliemann excavated was the famous city… (last emended 43 days ago by Jl Saldana from Bamako, Mali)
Lesli Guy usu.eduAlthough he mentions how, that is not what the majority of the population sees. Most people see archaeology as a unique academic field, which promises riches, romance and adventure. This view is best expressed in Raiders of the’s losing Ark, the first Indiana Jones film. The movie opens with Indiana Jones’ hero searching a cave filled with gold and statuary adorned in jewels. When he makes a move, it all falls apart. Anybody with even the smallest knowledge of archaeology ought to be shocked. The scene was so shocking that I had thought the same thing when it first appeared to me. It was not even photographed by him. “He should not be granted tenure!” (We are truly grateful to Elisabet Venegas of Varanasi in India for the revision.