For more than 3,000 years, the stories and the truths of Troy have fascinated and resonated across generations and cultures. Travellers, explorers, historians, writers, artists, and performers, have all been drawn to its riches both material and narrative. In its intricate web of objects and artwork, this exhibition explores the layers of meaning we have found – and continue to find – in both the mythical, and the real, Troy.
Troy: myth and reality accompanies the British Museum exhibition. Over more than 300 pages, the book presents the major characters of the Trojan story, the storytellers and artists inspired by the Trojan myths, and the gripping nineteenth-century search for the ancient city.