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  • Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
    Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
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  • Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
    Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
    Schliemann’s House in Tevfikiye
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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    Schliemann’s House

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 17, 2009

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    Schliemann���s House in Tevfikiye
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    Locals want to attract tourists by all means. A small village Tevfikiye is located in 600 meters from the site. You can find there what they call the Schliemann’s House. I know that Schliemann never lived there. Nevertheless tourists usually enter it (free of charge) and find there a small museum with imitation of a living room how it could look like 130 years ago…

    I don’t think Schliemann was a great archaeologist. His archaeological methods were very destructive. Scientists know that he demolished many interesting structures from later eras, including all of the house walls from Troy II in his conviction that the city of Priam would be found in the earliest layers. The treasure he found in Troy and named the Priam’s treasure is probably artefact which he constructed to become famous.

    So this false Schliemann’s House is symbolical in memory of false Schliemann’s treasures!

    Unique Suggestions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Troy on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 39° 57' 22.13" N 26° 14' 53.85" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Schliemann’s House .

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    • Museum Visits
    • Archeology

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    Troy itself is a Tourist Trap

    by dentremo Written Dec 10, 2005

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    As far as ancient ruins go, Troy is fairly uninteresting. You may go hoping to see the spot where, in legend, Achilles dragged Hector around the city's walls or where the Trojans pulled the wooden horse through the city's gates, but you will only find a few small mundane walls and a tacky wooden model of Homer's horse.

    Unique Suggestions: -Take a tour so that the non-descript stone walls have a little meaning.

    -climb into the horse, unless you're clausterphobic

    Fun Alternatives: At the hostels in Canakkale, they usually try to sell you a tour of the Galipolli battlefieds and the ruins of Troy. Galipolli is well worth it, but pass on Troy, unless you are a Homerphile.

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    • Historical Travel

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