"Finding the Walls of Troy": Frank Calvert, Excavator

  title={"Finding the Walls of Troy": Frank Calvert, Excavator},
  author={Susan Heuck Allen},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={379 - 407}
  • S. H. Allen
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
Heinrich Schliemann was not the first to conduct excavations at the mound of Hisarlik, now known as Troy. At least seven years before Schliemann initiated his probe on the mound in 1870, Frank Calvert, the owner of a large part of the site, had begun to clean the area of the theater and make promising trial excavations. In 1865 he had announced these findings to the scholarly community in London. Nevertheless, his significant contributions to our understanding of this and other sites in the… 
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