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Troja - results of the latest researches and discoveries on the site of Homer's Troy, and in the heroic Tumuli and other sites made in the year 1882, and a narrative of a journey in the Troad in 1881 (14775988242)

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Troja - results of the latest researches and discoveries on the site of Homer's Troy, and in the heroic Tumuli and other sites made in the year 1882, and a narrative of a journey in the Troad in 1881 (14775988242)

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Title: Troja : results of the latest researches and discoveries on the site of Homer's Troy, and in the heroic Tumuli and other sites made in the year 1882, and a narrative of a journey in the Troad in 1881
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Schliemann, Heinrich, 1822-1890
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Publisher: New York : Harper
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto



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e edifice (C onNo. 18 and Plan VII.) of the second city, which has beenbuilt over and above it, can leave no doubt of this fact. As a substitute for the southern gate, a new large gate(OX on the sketch No. 90, p. 179, and on Plan VII.), ofwhich the accompanying engraving No. 19 gives a goodview, was erected immediately to the east, which we shallcall the south-east gate. Its ground plan is given underNo. 90, in the description of the third city. We have onlybeen able to bring this gate partially to light, the thirdsettlers having erected, 1*50 m. above it, a new andnarrower gate, which we should have had to destroy inorder to excavate that of the second city. We can there-fore describe the latter but incompletely. Its interiorbreadth is 750 m., and it is about three times as long.It has two portals, which are both marked with the letter aon No. 19, on No. 90, and on Plan VII. The south-western lateral wall is visible in the fore-ground, and is marked with the letter b in the engraving
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Chap. III.) THE SC/E.AN GATE OF HOMER. ^5 No. 19 also in the ground plan No. 90, and za on Plan VII.The same letters mark also the second lateral wall, whichhas been brought to light only for a short distance, andwhich is visible further back. The masonry of both thesewalls consists of unwrought calcareous stones, and is about250 m. thick. The upper projecting quadrangular cross-walls of the gate (v on the ground plan No. 90 and onPlan VII.) are also more than 2 •50 m. in thickness. Thisgate is directed towards the entrance of the two greatedifices on the north side, A and B. The great brick wall described above (see Plan VII. NN)is joined to this gate, from which it extends to the north-east.Thus, instead of only one gate, we have now found three.But I must remind the reader that all these three gates arethe Acropolis gates of Troy, which Homer never had occa-sion to mention. His Scaean gate was, as I have mentionedabove, not in the Pergamos, but on the west side of thelower city,

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