The "Treasure of Priam" disappeared for 50 years. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian officials admitted the treasure was in the basement of the Hermitage. But I don't know if they've actually returned it yet.
Much of this is not new news . . . Dorpfeld hypothesized a larger city outside the inner citadel walls, and Blegen was interviewed years ago for a book that we read in my Classical Archaeology seminar . . . this was back in the 70s. Blegen said they knew which city was the Troy of the Iliad, for one simple reason . . . "bodies in the streets. You don't have that unless there's a catastrophe." So the poor half-buried girl is one of many, she was just found more recently.
But I'm glad that they've reactivated the dig there. Schliemann's smash and grab methods destroyed a lot of stratification, but there is still plenty to learn.
bttt with a few related GGG / FR topics:
Amazon Warrior Women
PBS ^ | Current | PBS
Posted on 08/04/2004 8:51:53 PM PDT by blam
The Argonaut Epos and Bronze Age Economic History
Economics Department, City College of New York
Revised May 14, 1999 | Morris Silver
Posted on 08/25/2004 10:30:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Inscription in Carian and Greek
Anistoriton ^ | 27 Dec. 1997 | (editors)
Posted on 07/17/2004 6:20:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
University of California, Irvine, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
September 7 2003 (rev 9-28-2003) | Nick Nicholas
Posted on 07/18/2004 6:43:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
So Who Is Buried in Midas's Tomb?
NYT ^ | 12/25/2001 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Posted on 12/24/2001 10:12:01 PM PST by a_Turk
Was There a Trojan War?
Archaeology ^ | May/June 2004 | Manfred Korfmann
Posted on 07/29/2004 11:43:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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