He hired gangs of Turkish workers who gouged their way into a hill by the Dardanelles called Hisarlik
and within months had unearthed an ancient citadel.
Cuando en 1915 Shaw-Stewart estaba estacionado en la isla de Imbros (34) esperando ser enviado al infierno de Gallipoli, redacto estos versos mientras observaba a lo lejos la colina de Hisarlik
sobre la costa anatolica, cuna de la legendaria Troya:
Ignoring the skepticism towards him of scientists of the day, he set off and managed to locate the city of Hisarlik
, where, to everyone's astonishment, he discovered the remains of Troy.
Keith Chandler, Ribbons, Bells and Squeaking Fiddles: The Social History of Morris Dancing in the English South Midlands, 1660-1900 (London: Hisarlik
Press, 1993), pp.
The world has known since Heinrich Schliemann's excavations in the late 1860s that Troy is likely to be identified with the uncovered citadel near Hisarlik
, Anatolia, north of Lebanon just as Minas Tirith is north of Lebennin.
Wawn (Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik
Press, 1994), pp.
When Sophia Schliemann was photographed wearing the 'Jewels of Helen', the result of her husband Heinrich Schliemann's spectacular excavations in Hisarlik
, the site of ancient Troy, in 1873, she was fulfilling a dream shared by many through the centuries (Fig.
The highlight of this episode seems to have been Moss's encounter and association with Heinrich Schliemann, who was excavating at Hisarlik
, a site he claimed was the ancient city of Troy.
Nearly a hundred years after the birth of Byron, a self-made wealthy businessman, Heinrich Schliemann, astonished the world when he uncovered the remains of a Bronze Age citadel, presumed to be Troy, in a mound known as Hisarlik
in northwestern Turkey.
In comparing the Hebrew epic traditions to those of Archaic and Classical Greece (the Homeric traditions), it is simply fascinating to chart the very similar debates about (1) the archaeology of Greece, the Troad, and the rest of Anatolia, (2) the Hittite epigraphic evidence very possibly equating Hittite Wilusa (Greek Ilios) with the mound of Hisarlik
, and (3) shared methodological problems (erosion on sites that preclude clear answers about the history of the sites such as Late Bronze Age Hisarlik
and Tel Es-Sultan/Jericho, for example).
To get to Truva, known locally as Hisarlik
('the ruins') itself, one drives up from the plain on to an outcrop of rock.
Corrsin, Sword Dancing in Europe: A History (London: Hisarlik
Press, 1997), 71, the first reference to a Spanish danza de espadas (sword dance) comes from Ourense in 1451, but there is no reason to believe that this was a danza de moros y cristianos.