Ruins of the Palace of Priam at Troy, Turkey, 1871-1875.

Ruins of the Palace of Priam at Troy, Turkey, 1871-1875.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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View from the north west, showing the Double Scaean Gate, the Tower of Ilium, the Wall of Troy, a wall of debris and a paved road. Priam, the last king of Troy, was killed at the end of the Trojan War, c 1185 BC. 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.

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