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Troy: ancient myth in contemporary eyes - temporary exhibition (May - September 2024)

Troy: ancient myth in contemporary eyes - temporary exhibition (May - September 2024)


On display: May - September 2024

Exhibition curator: Olga Adamczyk

The archaeological research, initiated in the late 19th century by Frank Calvert and continued by Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld, yielded a wealth of artefacts. The most numerous group were clay artefacts, which formed the basis of Schliemann's collection. In 1902, some of the finds were donated to the Provincial Museum in Posen. Unfortunately, many of them were lost or severely damaged during the war in 1945. The artefacts that survived are now housed in the National Museum in Poznań.

The exhibition aims to present these artefacts from both 19th-century and contemporary research perspectives. It showcases the history of the excavations and provides some insights into the operation of the settlement site in different periods. Furthermore, we try to answer the question of whether archaeological research resonates with the descriptions of battles known from Homer's Iliad. We also introduce Heinrich Schliemann and his quest for Troy.

The displayed artefacts are accompanied by contemporary photographs of the site taken by Turkish archaeologists, along with archival photographs and drawings.