Sunday, 6 May 2018

Priam's Treasure

Priam's Treasure is a cache of gold and other artifacts discovered by classical archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The majority of the artifacts are in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Schliemann claimed the site to be that of ancient Troy, and assigned the artifacts to the Homeric king Priam.

The treasures are actually a thousand years older than Homer's King Priam of Troy, who died about 1200 B.C.
The collection, consisting of 259 items has been held in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts since 1945.