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  • Ingemar Nordgren
    ... Of course it was Heinrich Schliemann who excavated Troy and proved the Illiad correct. Kindly Ingemar
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2001
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      > Subject: Re: Re: The Illiad as Fiction
      >
      > Perhaps someone can briefly clarify that it was indeed Schliermacher
      > that proved the Illiad as historical fact. I had no idea of the latter
      > since Schliemacher was a theologian and mainly interested in the
      > ecclesiastical matters of his time. I have searched high and low for an
      > entry regarding his involvement in the stated matter but have been
      > unable to find it. Would it be possible to have some citation or source
      > regarding Shliermacher's findings. I would be extremely interested.
      >
      > One possibility for my inability in finding sources on the latter is
      > that the party 'actually' responsible for the discovery of Troy etc...
      > was Heinrich Schlieman. Perhaps it is just a case of mistaken identity.
      > It was Schlieman that began excavations in the desolate region near
      > Hissarlik Turkey, where he believed the remains of ancient Troy were
      > buried. The excavation went past the ruins of 'Homer's' Troy, and found
      > even older cities. Thereafter, archaeologists found that there had
      > actually been nine cities on this site. Sometime later Schliemann began
      > excavating on the Greek mainland and found the prehistoric cities of
      > Mycenae and Tiryns.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Frþunanþs Ximénez
      >

      Of course it was Heinrich Schliemann who excavated Troy and proved the
      Illiad correct.

      Kindly
      Ingemar
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