Heinrich Schliemann

He had a difficult childhood, but had an extraordinary gift for languages, which paved the way for business opportunities, immense wealth and a different career prospect: archaeology. From his early childhood on, the ancient world always fascinated Schliemann. He was obsessed with the stories of Homer (The Illiad and The Odyssey) and wanted to prove that they were true. Come and hear how his discovery of Troy shook the archaeological world.