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Podcast Episode 63: The "Lost City" of Troy




Welcome to Accessible Art History: The Podcast. For the third episode of our Unearthed Season, I'm exploring the "lost city" of Troy. Long a place of legend, it was finally revealed in the late 19th century!


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Cover Image:

Walls of Troy

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The Sack of Troy

Johann Georg Trautmann, 18th century

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Charles McLaren

John Hutchison, 1861

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Heinrich Schliemann

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Frank Calvert

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Schliemann's Trench (notice the marked layers)

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Part of Priam's Treasure

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Sophia Schliemann wearing the "Jewels of Helen"

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Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages by Fred S Kleiner


https://www.britannica.com/topic/Iliad-epic-poem-by-Homer


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy#Excavation_history


https://blog.britishmuseum.org/the-search-for-the-lost-city-of-troy/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_the_Homeric_epics


https://www.dw.com/en/heinrich-schliemann-the-man-who-discovered-troy/a-18946144#:~:text=With%20a%20copy%20of%20Homer's,the%20excavation%20150%20years%20ago.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeric_Question


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priam%27s_Treasure


https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/trojan-war


https://www.britannica.com/topic/Aeneas


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Maclaren


https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2018/05/06/lost-art-homers-troy-and-priams-treasure


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