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New Publication of the Collection Schliemann in the Museum of Prehistory, in the Pergamon Museum / the Collection of Antiquities

Since August 1994 new publication oft he Collection Schliemann in the Museum of Prehistory, the Pergamon Museum / in the Collection of Antiquities, all of them Prussian Cultural Heritage Fund, Berlin, also compilation and processing of the incompletely processed documents of the excavations of Dörpfeld and Blegen in Troia-Ilion in the excavation publications.

Funding by the DFG from 1994-2000, further support by the German Archaeological Institute from 1994 onwards as well as by the Museum of Prehistory, the Pergamon Museum / the Collection of Antiquities. Volume I and II were published (2008. 2014). Currently, the publication of Volume III and IV are in preparation.

The team consists mostly of Prehistorians, Classical Archaeologists, specialists of Middle Eastern Studies, natural scientists and technical specialists.

Coordination of the work from 1994-2000 by myself, from 2000 to May 2014 by myself and A. Hänsel of the Museum of Prehistory, since June 2014 by myself and B. Heeb of the Museum of Prehistory.


Three important historical results are articulated in a contribution, or in two contributions that are based on Volume 1, the processing of the ceramics of Troia VII b (1200-1050 BC (by A. Hänsel)) and the reconstruction of the structural development and stratigraphy of the ‘northern bastion’, then the presentation of the early Greek pottery (both by me) are mentioned shortly: Hänsel was able to show that instead of invasion-like immigrations, two long lasting immigration processes from people of the Balkans that started during Troia VI (1420-1300 BC) happened after the destruction of Troia VII a (1200 BC). My works can be seen as a foundation for the assumption that there was no interruption of settlement between Troia VII b and Troia VIII (end 310 BC) and that Greeks started to settle in Troia-Ilion soon after the end of Troia VII b, where the remaining inhabitants quickly assimilated.