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Troy (deserted settlement)

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Hisarlık is believed to be the site of the Troy of Homer's Iliad.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Letter from James Stewart in Troy re Balikesir and Troy pottery sherd comparisons, 1936-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/17
Scope and Contents Addressed 'Troy', dated 26 April 1936. Stewart has finished comparing sherds from the Balikesir plain sites and Troy and describes his analysis and interpretations of the results. Eleanor has bought another - Greek islands? - embroidery. He writes of his hopes to excavate in Cyprus (Vounos or Larnaca) next year. Professor Myres has visited Troy. Stewart has some pots (ranging in date from Bronze Age to Byzantine) for restoration for Louis Clarke (then curator of the Museum of Archaeology...
Dates: 1936-04-26

Letter from James Stewart re pots for Cambridge collections and the potential rammifications of the Abyssinia Crisis on excavating in Turkey, 1936-05-19

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/21
Scope and Contents Dated 19 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. The Balikesir dig will in fact proceeed and Bittel will contribute time and equipment to the endeavour. Stewart has purchsed some pots for Cambridge, one of which he discusses in detail at the end of the letter. Dikaios is also sending material from Cyprus to Cambridge. International politics (Abyssinia Crisis) may make make several excavation sites off limits next year, including Troy. He and Eleanor have bought the Armenian embroidery at...
Dates: 1936-05-19

Untitled (C. Blegen Troy Excavation 1933), 1933

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/1/24
Scope and Contents Daily account of the 1933 Troy excavations written in diary format. Begins with AJBW's journey from Victoria station, London, to Constantinople (Istanbul), where he visited msueums for two days. At Troy, beginning 14 May, AJBW had a tour of the site from Blegen and made observations on the walls and stratigrphy. Then from May 15th to 4 June, AJBW kept excavation notes with measurements, pottery notes and sketch plans. At the back, notes of expenses, a concordance of Troy and Helladic phases...
Dates: 1933