Heinrich Schlieman Essay

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Was Heinrich Schliemann a good archeologist?

In this essay my aim is to separate the truth from the predjudice and find out whether Heinrich Schliemann was a greedy charlottarian, a talented archeologist or just someone who stumbled upon a great discovery.
Heinrich Schliemann was born on January 6, 1822 in the small village of Neu Buckow, Germany. His interest in Homeric Troy started when his father, a protestant minister, gave him a book or Christmas in 1829 by Ludwig Jerrer entitled Illustrated History of the World .
Though he was realizing his dream of becoming rich, Schliemann remained a tortured spirit. He learned that Minna, his childhood sweetheart, had married someone
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Finally on October 11, he returned to Troy determined to uncover the palace.
On June 18, 1872, Schliemann uncovered a relief of the sun god Apollo riding the four horses of the sun. The work was most likely from much later than the supposed time of the Trojan War. Though Schliemann had promised to give the Turkish government half of the treasure he found, he and Calvert smuggled the relief out of the country, and it ended up in Schliemann's garden for many years.
Shortly after that find came one of the most interesting of Schliemann's discoveries. Schliemann himself found a golden treasure near the Scaean Gates, and hoping to keep his find secret, let the crew have the rest of the day off. He and Sophie quietly excavated the hoard themselves, certain that they had found the treasure of King Priam. Among their findings were a copper shield, a copper cauldron, a silver vase, a copper vase, a gold bottle, 2 gold cups, a small electrum cup, a silver goblet, 3 silver vases, 7 double-edged copper daggers, 6 silver knife blades, 13 copper lance-heads, 2 gold diadems, a fillet, 4 gold ear-drops, 56 gold earrings, and 8,750 gold rings and buttons.
Though he never wrote down the exact date of the discovery, it is known that he did smuggle it off the site and to Frank Calvert on May 30, 1873. On May 31, certain that the treasure was safe with his friend,

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