Priam’s Treasure: Secrets of Troy

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Heinrich Schliemann, the most famous archaeologist of his years, claimed to have found Priam’s Treasure at the site of ancient Troy including a cache of gold and other artefacts. With the rise of modern critical history, Troy and the Trojan War came into the human legend. In the 1870s (in two campaigns, 1871-73 and 1878-79) Schliemann excavated a hill called Hissarlik in the Ottoman Empire, near the town of Chanak (Çanakkale) in north-western Anatolia. Here the ruins of a series of ancient cities dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman period were discovered. The huge treasure including gold, silver, jewels, ivories, and so on found in Troy became secret because their owner has been identified until now. Discovering the treasure of Troy will bring you lots of excitements.

 


A German businessman cum archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) found the world of Homer--the mythical cities of Troy, Ithaca, and Mycenae--and search for its long-hidden riches

A German businessman cum archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) found the world of Homer--the mythical cities of Troy, Ithaca, and Mycenae--and search for its long-hidden riches

 


Priam’s Treasure is a cache of gold and other artifacts discovered by classical archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann

Priam’s Treasure is a cache of gold and other artifacts discovered by classical archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann

 


All the invaluable artifacts of Priam's treasure of the ancient Troy was assigned to the Homeric king Priam

All the invaluable artifacts of Priam's treasure of the ancient Troy was assigned to the Homeric king Priam

 


Invaluable artifacts range among a copper shield, 8750 gold rings, buttons and other small objects, six gold bracelets, two gold goblets, silver goblets and vases, and so on

Invaluable artifacts range among a copper shield, 8750 gold rings, buttons and other small objects, six gold bracelets, two gold goblets, silver goblets and vases, and so on

 


During the last few decades these doubts and secrets of Priam’s Treasure have got expressions in articles and books

During the last few decades these doubts and secrets of Priam’s Treasure have got expressions in articles and books

 


The treasure had been removed to the Soviet Union by the Red Army, and during the Cold War, the Soviet Union's government did not reveal the fate of Priam’s Treasure

The treasure had been removed to the Soviet Union by the Red Army, and during the Cold War, the Soviet Union's government did not reveal the fate of Priam’s Treasure

 


At present, the treasure has been taken by museum directors in Russia in January 2010

At present, the treasure has been taken by museum directors in Russia in January 2010

 


Heinrich Schliemann lived a fascinating life in his search for Priam’s Treasure during his boyhood

Heinrich Schliemann lived a fascinating life in his search for Priam’s Treasure during his boyhood

 

 

Related links:

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This article was published on 2010/07/23