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Has the Sarcophagus of Paris, Prince of Troy, Been Found?
Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Friday, July 16, 2010 | editors

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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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: anatolia; godsgravesglyphs; trojanwar; turkey
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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.
Archaeologists Unearth Warrior Sarcophagus at Ancient City of Parion, Turkey

1 posted on 07/16/2010 4:20:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/16/2010 4:21:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

I hope he didn’t fight like Orlando Bloom did in “Troy”.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 4:23:03 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: SunkenCiv

Whatever it is, I am sure it will be the biggest.
Or the oldest.

Widest.
Deepest.

Cleanest.

Most newsworthiest.

I’m not exaggerating.
Really, I’m not.


4 posted on 07/16/2010 4:33:32 PM PDT by djf (They ain't "immigrants". They're "CRIMMIGRANTS"!!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

5 posted on 07/16/2010 4:35:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


6 posted on 07/16/2010 4:39:22 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Helenistic=Hellenistic. My Bad!


7 posted on 07/16/2010 4:42:19 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.”


8 posted on 07/16/2010 4:55:21 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SunkenCiv

Let me know if they find Athena’s robot owl.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 5:07:09 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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.


10 posted on 07/16/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: yarddog

If Achilles hadn’t been such a pussy, he wouldn’t have died from one little arrow in his freakin’ heel. What a wuss.


11 posted on 07/16/2010 5:49:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Tanniker Smith
:')
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12 posted on 07/16/2010 5:50:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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13 posted on 07/16/2010 5:55:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: JoeProBono

Sad picture. Is dad leaving or getting back?


14 posted on 07/16/2010 6:30:56 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: SunkenCiv

>>> 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.


15 posted on 07/17/2010 12:26:54 AM PDT by tlb
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To: SunkenCiv

I want to be buried with a crown, sword, and some heads of animals in the desert.


16 posted on 07/17/2010 12:42:36 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: yarddog

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?


17 posted on 07/17/2010 1:33:01 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: MaxMax
I want to be buried with a crown, sword, and some heads of animals in the desert.

Then put it in your will. And tell your family, so they can shop around before your death for a funeral home that has a prepackaged "crown, sword, and heads of animals in the desert" deal at a reasonable price.
18 posted on 07/17/2010 1:39:27 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: tlb

I do wonder what the inscription said, or even if it were readable, or in an undeciphered text.


19 posted on 07/17/2010 6:23:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: MaxMax

;’)


20 posted on 07/17/2010 6:24:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

If you follow the epic story...I doubt that his corpse was treated with any dignity.


21 posted on 07/17/2010 7:08:12 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: MaxMax

You too?!


22 posted on 07/17/2010 7:20:30 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: MaxMax

“I want to be buried with a crown, sword, and some heads of animals in the desert.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgTPH5y1-ZI


23 posted on 07/18/2010 6:30:23 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Cheburashka
deal at a reasonable price.

It didn't work, they all laughed at me.
Next time I'll call, from a pay phone.

24 posted on 07/18/2010 8:29:08 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: TASMANIANRED

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...

http://www.timelessmyths.com/classical/heroes2.html#Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_(mythology)


25 posted on 07/18/2010 8:55:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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