Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik. Susan Heuck Allen.

Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2322961
ISBN: 0520208684

First edition. Jacket edges lightly worn.

xiii, 409 pp. The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarlík, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad.

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