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From the Ted Talk by Einav Zamir Dembin: Did ancient Troy really exist?

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Schliemann _______ the grounds in 1868, and decided to excavate. Eager to find the ancient city, Schliemann tore massive trenches all the way to the base of the hill. There, he _________ a hoard of precious artifacts, jewelry, and metalwork, including two diadems and a copper shield. __________ took full credit for the _________, announcing that he had found Troy and the ________ of its king _____. But the real treasure was elsewhere. When later archaeologists studied the site, they realized that the mound consisted of no less than nine cities, each built atop the ruins of the last. The _____ Schliemann had uncovered dated back to the Mycenaean Age, more than 1,000 years too early for _____.

Solution

  1. layer
  2. treasure
  3. uncovered
  4. schliemann
  5. priam
  6. homer
  7. visited
  8. discovery

Original Text

Schliemann visited the grounds in 1868, and decided to excavate. Eager to find the ancient city, Schliemann tore massive trenches all the way to the base of the hill. There, he uncovered a hoard of precious artifacts, jewelry, and metalwork, including two diadems and a copper shield. Schliemann took full credit for the discovery, announcing that he had found Troy and the treasure of its king Priam. But the real treasure was elsewhere. When later archaeologists studied the site, they realized that the mound consisted of no less than nine cities, each built atop the ruins of the last. The layer Schliemann had uncovered dated back to the Mycenaean Age, more than 1,000 years too early for Homer.

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