He claimed to have utilised the divorce laws of Indiana in 1869 although he obtained the divorce by lying about his residency. In his memoirs he claimed that he wiHeinrich Schliemannd to dedicate himself to the pursuit of Troy. In his archaeological career however there was often a division between Schliemann and the educated professionals.
Schliemann's excavation of nine levels of archaeological remains with dynamite has been criticized as destructive of significant historical artifacts including the level that is believed to be the historical Troy. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik now presumed to be the site of Troy along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns.