Publication Date

Fall 2016

Faculty Supervisor

Marsh Jones


Fascinated by Homeric works such as the Iliad and the Odyssey since childhood, Heinrich Schliemann set out to uncover the remains of the fabled city of Troy in 1870. Schliemann began his excavations in April of 1870 as a self-made man and typical dilettante of the times. The task he set upon with little scientific planning and scholarly research if successful, would lend historical significance to the works of Homer and bring the fabled city to life.


History 101


Copyright is owned by the creator of this work.

Included in

History Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.