Manfred Korfmann’s critics compare him to the first excavator of Troy, Heinrich Schliemann (shown here), who seriously misinterpreted his finds and who knew how to play the media. In 1873 Schliemann claimed to have found a cache of gold that belonged to Priam, the king of Troy during the Trojan War; he then smuggled the treasure out of Turkey and had his wife, Sophia (see photo of Sophia Schliemann), photographed wearing the lovely jewelry. It is now clear that Schliemann simply lied about this find: The pieces were from different periods and different places, and they date about a thousand years earlier than the great Late Bronze Age city (14th and 13th centuries B.C.).