Schliemann's Trench

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Kim Martins
by Dosseman
published on 12 March 2023

Schliemann's Trench at Hisarlik, the site of ancient Troy, near Tevfikiye, modern-day Turkey. The 40-metre (131 ft) wide, 17-metre (55 ft) deep trench was laid out N-S across the middle of the mound or tell at TroyHeinrich Schliemann from 1870 to 1873. The project resulted in the partial or total destruction of significant architectural structures belonging to the levels above, but at the base of the trench, Schliemann laid bare the walls from the early period of Troy I (c. 2920 BCE).

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