Heinrich Schliemann
Date of Birth  :
January 6, 1822
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Field of Expertise  :
Archaeology and Law
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Schliemann's interest in ancient Greece was conceived when he overheard a university student reciting the Odyssey of Homer in classical Greek; Heinrich was taken by the language's beauty. Schliemann later claimed that at the age of 8, he had declared he would one day excavate the city of Troy.
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Based on the work of a British archaeologist, Frank Calvert, who had been excavating the site in Turkey for over 20 years, Schliemann decided that Hissarlik was, in fact, the site of Troy. In 1868 — a busy year for Schliemann — he visited sites in the Greek world, published Ithaka, der Peloponnesus und Troja in which he asserted that Hissarlik was the site of Troy, and submitted a dissertation in ancient Greek proposing the same thesis to the University of Rostock. He received a PhD in 1869 from the university of Rostock for that submission.

Bibliography  :
Troy and its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology),Bericht Über die Ausgrabungen in Troja im Jahre 1890 (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology) (German Edition).