Heinrich Schliemann: Controversial Archaeologist

Born today was Heinrich Schliemann.

Finding an ancient city was his demon.

A city he had heard and read of as a boy.

Was he the first* to exhume (though recklessly) Troy?**

* Some say another archaeologist, Frank Calvert, should get the credit.

**He has been sharply criticized by the community of archaeologists for using dynamite at the site.

Archaeological Site of Troy - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Heinrich Schliemann: the man who discovered Troy | All media content | DW |  28.12.2015

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  • Dynamite?! I'm glad the discovery didn't bomb!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    His reputation has for sure.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks. That makes me feel better about missing him until now.

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