Skip to comments.Has the Sarcophagus of Paris, Prince of Troy, Been Found?
Posted on 07/16/2010 4:20:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Parion in northwest Turkey have revealed the sarcophagus of an ancient warrior. The sarcophagus contains an inscription of a warrior pictured saying goodbye to his family as he leaves for war. It is believed that the sarcophagus could belong to Paris, the prince of Troy who triggered the Trojan War. Excavators made this discovery in the necropolis of the ancient city located in the Turkish province of Canakkale, located close to Troy. After the initial discovery of Parion in 2005, archaeologists have uncovered many artifacts such as gold crowns and sarcophagi that shed light on the significance of the region during the Hellenistic and Roman periods of history.
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A sarcophagus of a warrior was recently discovered during archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Parion, located in Turkey's north-western province of Canakkale, near Troy.
The sarcophagus was unearthed in the ancient city's necropolis, Professor Cevat Basaran, head of the excavation team in Parion ancient city in the village of Kemer near the town of Biga, told national media.
According to the archaeologist, the newly found sarcophagus had an inscription of a warrior saying goodbye to his family as he left for a war. The warrior in the inscription, he added, could be Paris who caused the Trojan War.
Parion is among the most important of the dozens of ancient settlements in the region of Troad, in which the city of Troy was the focus. Parion was first found by archaeologists in 2005. Many precious artefacts, including gold crowns and sarcophagi, have been unearthed at the site since, suggesting the city's importance during the Hellenistic and Roman Age.
In short -- no, probably not. ;')
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I hope he didn’t fight like Orlando Bloom did in “Troy”.
Whatever it is, I am sure it will be the biggest.
Or the oldest.
I’m not exaggerating.
Really, I’m not.
Paris would have lived and died in the Bronze Age (1150 to 1250 BC) not during the Helenistic or Roman times. The article is a little unclear.
Helenistic=Hellenistic. My Bad!
I wish for once they would find a grave with an inscription something like this: “This is the grave of Paris, the dirty little coward who shot Achilles in the heel.”
Let me know if they find Athena’s robot owl.
Yes it is..but to be expected when the sources are Turk...invaders who had absolutely nothing to do with these events and civilizations and monuments except to desecrate, destroy, and falsely appropriate them.
If Achilles hadn’t been such a pussy, he wouldn’t have died from one little arrow in his freakin’ heel. What a wuss.
Sad picture. Is dad leaving or getting back?
>>> The warrior in the inscription, he added, could be Paris who caused the Trojan War.
Interesting discovery but I despise that kind of puffery by scientists and historians who know better. Unless they are holding something back, they have no evidence whatsoever as to the actual identity. But to take a scene that would be common to most any Greek warrior of the period (making his farewells as he leaves for war) and pretending that is a sound basis to say it is Paris is dishonest.
I want to be buried with a crown, sword, and some heads of animals in the desert.
Hey, Achilles had it coming! And since he’d been dipped in the river Styx, what would be the point of shooting him anywhere but in the heel?
I do wonder what the inscription said, or even if it were readable, or in an undeciphered text.
If you follow the epic story...I doubt that his corpse was treated with any dignity.
“I want to be buried with a crown, sword, and some heads of animals in the desert.”
It didn't work, they all laughed at me.
Next time I'll call, from a pay phone.
According to the tales, he died before the denouement, and was cremated, so he wouldn’t have had a tomb, probably. If there’s an urn of ashes inside this one, well, then...
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