On display are more than 300 artifacts collected from different places in the
What we know about
inspired Homer to write his famous “Iliad”, and the sensational discoveries made by Heinrich Schliemann at the late 19th century. Myth and history are very much intertwined, as they were for eons past. Excavations at
have revealed 5,000 years of settlements in which so many people, countries and
cultures have left their imprint. Various aspects of Troy
are being presented at this exhibition, using its many myths as a thread
running through time. The results of old and recent excavations are on display
with original pieces and copies of the famous Treasure of Priam (the cache of gold and jewelry found by
Schliemann). The most striking item is a large marble head of Zeus, generously
contributed by the Troy Archaeological Museum
Perception of Troy’s history in
the 19th and 20th century in Turkey and abroad forms a
major part of this exhibition, including items dating from the Ottoman Empire,
like Schliemann’s permit for the digging and pictures of Ataturk’s visit to Troy.
“Troy. City, Homer and Turkey” will run till 5 May 2013, so there still is time to take a look at this uniquely assembled collection.