See David A. Traill, Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).


For more information on Frank Calvert, see Susan Heuck Allen’s Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).


Heinrich Schliemann, Troy and Its Remains (London: John Murray, 1875; New York: Dover, 1994), pp. 323–24. I have retranslated the passage to make it conform more closely with the German original.


For more details on Schliemann’s life and the history of the treasure, see Traill, Schliemann of Troy; for the period after his death, see Caroline Moorehead, Lost and Found: The 9,000 Treasures of Troy (New York: Viking, 1996); and for a good summary of the entire issue, see Donald Easton, “Priam’s Treasure: the Full Story,” Anatolian Studies 44 (1994).


Anthony Snodgrass, “Betrayer of the Truth” (review of David A. Traill, Schliemann of Troy), Nature 378 (Nov. 2, 1995), p. 113.


K.R. Maxwell-Hyslop, Western Asiatic Jewelry c. 300–612 B.C. (London: Methuen, 1971), pp. 58–60.


Manfred Korfmann, “The Value of the Finds to the Scientific Community,” in Elizabeth Simpson, ed., The Spoils of War (New York: Harry Abrams, 1997), p. 207.


For a good introduction to the complex issues involved, see The Spoils of War, in particular the article by Donald Easton, “Excavation of the Trojan Treasures, and Their History up to the Death of Schliemann in 1890,” pp. 194–199.