Troy and its Remains

In 1872, following the advice of Frank Calvert, Schliemann began his search for Troy by digging at Hisarlik. Between 1871 and 1873 he excavated the remains of many different levels of settlement dating from about 2400 B.C. to 1750 B.C. and after 700 B.C., but none of them was actually Homer’s Troy (about 1200 B.C.). Schliemann changed the findspot of Priam’s Treasure from the narrow room of the Scaean Gate, shown in this plan, to “on the wall.” The true findspot was actually just outside the city wall, as Schliemann’s plan indicates.