Dr. Schliemann no sooner announced that he had discovered the site of Troy than the special artist was down upon the spot at once.
This picture is taken from Dr. Schliemann's own book on his work.
Dr. Schliemann found in the ruins of Troy the bronze age below the stone age.
Like Dr. Schliemann he was no erudite savant, but an enthusiast with an eye for likely sites.
Schliemann showed us that a thousand years before the age of Pericles there was a civilization almost as great.
It shows a quadrant of the sphere found by Schliemann at Hissarlik.
But this time the reader is wrong: Schliemann was tall, slender and reserved, also taciturn.
Professor Virchow was appealed to by Schliemann for his opinion.
This is drawn as a whorl, and is so called by Dr. Schliemann in a letter, informing us that it is found to bear an Inscription.
One of them is the celebrated “burning altar” mark of Dr. Schliemann.