|With the sack of the city, the Greeks took everything from Troy, but mysteriously the treasure of Troy was nowhere to be found! When the city started to burn, King Priam concealed the royal treasure in the wall of Troy, knowing that the Greeks would never think to look there. So the great Trojan treasure was not discovered by the Greeks, but by a German named Heinrich Schliemann in 1870, centuries after the city had fallen.|
|(Schliemann's wife with a part of the treasure)|
Today the story of the Trojan War is still one of the best known and best loved epics of all time. Homer, the blind poet, documented the events of the Trojan War back in 800 B.C. in The Iliad, the first of Homerís two epics relating to the ancient Greeks. The Iliad has been translated into many languages, and is a part of curriculums around the world. It chronicles a battle and is based on the real Trojan War. Because The Iliad is interwoven with tales of gods and goddesses interceding on behalf of the Greeks and the Trojans, it portrays the religious beliefs and values of the ancient Greeks.