Lost and Found

Lost and Found

The 9,000 Treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the Gold That Got Away

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the discovery of the lost gold of ancient Troy in 1873 and its recent reemergence in Moscow

Blackwell North Amer
One of the enduring stories of the last century is the astounding 1873 discovery by the first modern archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, of the lost gold of Priam, king of ancient Troy. With the biographical skill that drew such praise for her book Bertrand Russell, Caroline Moorehead explores Schliemann's extraordinary life and how he contrived to smuggle the nine thousand gold chains, elaborate silver pictures, gold coins, and other amazing artifacts from his dig in Asia Minor to his government in Berlin.
Schliemann's treasures of Troy, lost when pillaged by the Nazis during World War II, received front-page coverage in 1993 when they were revealed to be residing in Moscow, having been looted in 1945 by the Russians. Here is the account, thrilling to historians, Russia-watchers, and anyone intrigued by an investigation, of how Moorehead found her way past bureaucratic defenses to learn the whereabouts of and the truth about this legendary collection.

& Taylor

Follows the intriguing path of the lost gold of Priam, king of ancient Troy, from its discovery in 1873 by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, through its disappearance and recent reemergence in Moscow. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1996, c1994
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670856794
Characteristics: xii, 307 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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