Skip to comments.Trojan arrows and unique seals from Perperikon stand out in archaeological summer '08
Posted on 11/03/2008 7:04:35 AM PST by SunkenCiv
The place acted as a cult site as early as the end of 5 and the early 4 millennium BC. Researchers have come across finds from the second millennium BC and there is evidence the city prospered during Thracian times in Antiquity. An Episcopal center was set up here in the Middle Ages.
At a press conference in Sofia Nikolay Ovcharov showed unique finds originating from different periods in the history of Perperikon. The oldest one is dated to the Trojan War, the archeologist contends.
"It is a sword with a broken handle from 12-13 c. BC. It is made of high-quality bronze. I have dated it to the Trojan War because that war was waged using precisely such swords. The fact that the sword is broken implies two things. One, that it got broken in combat. Two, that it was broken on purpose during a cult ritual. People used to lay dear objects in shrines, and swords were indeed perceived as extremely valuable. This has been the third such sword found in the Bulgarian lands, meaning it is quite a rare and inspiring find."
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Interesting, but the Trojan War was fought in Turkey, not Bulgaria.
He’s referring to the era of the war, and common styles of the artifacts.
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Posted on 10/05/2008 3:49:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
There was no “turkey” then...as there was no Bulgaria then.
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