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Ancient Troy

The Greek Origin of the Ancient City of Troy

The Trojan War is one of the most famous events in Greek mythology. It was a mighty, ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. But what many people do not know is that Troy itself is actually Greek...

Was the Trojan Horse an Actual Wooden Horse?

The story of the Trojan Horse is one of the most famous stories in Greek mythology. It is part of the climax of the dramatic legend of the Trojan War. However, researchers have differing ideas about what the Trojan...

How Do We Know Where Troy Really Was?

The discovery of Troy at Hisarlik in the 19th century by Heinrich Schliemann is still regarded as one of the most striking examples of Greek mythology and archaeology coming together. However, how do we know that Schliemann really did discover...

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

To the Greeks, the Trojan War is one of the most famous events in their history, and it is also one of the most well-known stories in Greek mythology. However, the question about whether or not the Trojan War...

Why Did the Trojan War Last for Ten Years?

One of the things that makes the Trojan War such a famous event within Greek mythology is the fact that it was a siege which lasted for ten years. Something else that makes it so famous is the fact...

Five of Iliad’s Lesser Known Characters Make Grandest Story Ever Told

Homer's Iliad, often considered to be the oldest extant work of Western literature, boasts a diverse cast of vibrant characters. The names of the heroes, Achilles, Hector, and Odysseus, have achieved immortality in the literary and mythological worlds. Many of...

The Most Incredible Sieges in History

Throughout history, sieges have been a testament to the resilience, strategy, and endurance of both attackers and defenders. Cities and fortresses have become centers of some of the most exciting and unusual military endeavors. The military cunning of invaders and...

Ancient Greek Heroes’ Busts Adorn Village in Turkey

Homer's Ancient Greek Poem Iliad has inspired the citizens of a small village in Turkey to install busts of the Trojan war heroes on their main square. Tevfikiye, is located 1 km away from the archaeological site of ancient...

Do Ancient Hittite Records Prove the Trojan War Really Happened?

The Trojan War is one of the most famous legends of Greek mythology. However, there is intense debate about whether or not this famous event actually happened. For some time, scholars believed that even the city of Troy itself...

What Was Troy Like in Homer’s Time?

The majority of scholars believe that the Trojan War, if it really happened, was an event that occurred in about 1200 BC (although some scholars place it later). For this reason, most research into the archaeology of Troy has...