The excavation of ancient Troy, Turkey, 1871-1875.
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'Upper part of the buildings discovered in the depths of the Temple of Athena', showing diggers with pickaxes and wheelbarrows, and the altar and reservoir. German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) excavated Troy between 1871 and 1890. Illustration from Schliemann's 'Troy and its remains: a narrative of researches and discoveries made on the site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain', published in 1875.