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Troy, Excavation of By Kotte, Claudia

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1375-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 28 September 2023, from


The existence and geographical location of Troy, the legendary setting of the Trojan War described in Homer’s Iliad, received little attention until the nineteenth century. In the 1860s, British diplomat Frank Calvert (1828–1908) began digging at Hisarlik, a mound on the Anatolian coast in Turkey, and convinced German businessman and amateur archeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890) to continue excavations in the area. Schliemann took up work in 1871, and in 1873 he uncovered fortifications and the remains of a city of great antiquity.

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Kotte, Claudia. "Troy, Excavation of." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 28 Sep. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1375-1

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