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Maurice Bernard was a French archaeologist in the early 20th century. He was excited to be part of a dig on the island of Ilyas Ada, believing it to be a Trojan settlement.

Bernard was thrilled to have found a goblet at the dig. The next morning, he approached the site in anticipation, but when he arrived, the entire dig site was gone, replaced by a huge crater, at the centre of which stood the goblet.

He tried to bring the goblet to the Turkish authorities, but was killed by British agents who then took the goblet. (PROSE: Ante Bellum)