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Greek Archaeologists Claim They Discovered Odysseus' Palace
Novinite ^ | August 24, 2010 | unattributed

Posted on 08/25/2010 5:05:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Greek archaeologists have claimed they have found the palace of Odysseus during excavations on the Ithaca island in the Ionian Sea.

On Tuesday, the archaeologist, Thanasis Papadopulos, who has been leading the excavation team on Odysseus' home island for 16 years, said that he knew the right place of the remains since 2006.

"We found the ruins of a three-level palace with a staircase carved into the rock," Papadopulos said, adding that they also found a well, dating back to 13th century BC, when the Trojan War is believed to have taken place.

According to the archaeologist, the discoveries are identical to the ones described in Homer's Odyssey, presumably written about 8th century BC.

The Greek Ministry of Culture has provided more funding for the continuation of the excavations.

The mayor of Ithaca, Spiros Arsenis, has stated that Papadopulos' discovery is easily one of the most important discoveries in modern archeology, as reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

(Excerpt) Read more at novinite.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; homer; ithaca; odysseus; trojanwar
After 16 years of excavations on the Ithaca island, the Greek archaeologists have announced they have found the palace of Odysseus. File photo

Greek Archaeologists Claim They Discovered Odysseus Palace

1 posted on 08/25/2010 5:05:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 08/25/2010 5:06:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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3 posted on 08/25/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

btt


4 posted on 08/25/2010 5:17:15 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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from the Odysseus keyword:

nice omnibus of topics times two:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1490367/posts?page=109#109
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1807729/posts?page=10#10


5 posted on 08/25/2010 5:18:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: colorado tanker; Cacique

Thanks!


6 posted on 08/25/2010 5:18:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did they find a dog tag that read “Argos”?


7 posted on 08/25/2010 5:20:30 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: colorado tanker

Looks like old Big Ears got found out.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 5:21:48 PM PDT by Little Bill (`-)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice SunkenCiv. Real nice.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 5:22:13 PM PDT by gunsofaugust (Ignore the bishops who choose to ignore the laws that interfere with their leftist political goals.)
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To: SunkenCiv
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10 posted on 08/25/2010 5:34:32 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tainan

Nice job...broad smile here.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 5:43:10 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Plutarch

No, but they found a unfinished burial shroud.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 6:03:33 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Wonderful story..thanks SC

ALthough there are debates about whether the island of Ithaka is the same Ithaka of Homer (some say it is other islands nearby), Homer himself described it thus:

” dwell in shining Ithaca. There is a mountain there,
high Neriton, covered in forests. Many islands
lie around it, very close to each other,
Doulichion, Same, and wooded Zacynthos—
but low-lying Ithaca is farthest out to sea,
towards the sunset, and the others are apart, towards the dawn and sun.
It is rough, but it raises good men.”

13 posted on 08/25/2010 6:19:41 PM PDT by eleni121 (Thank you J-LO for canceling your Turk gig - decent human beings don't sing for rapist Muslim Turks)
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To: eleni121
A few years back some cores were taken that showed that there had been a harbor back then which has since filled in.
Was There a Trojan War?
Evidence from Hittite Records

by J.D. Hawkins
May/June 2004
A long letter from a Hittite king, probably Hattusili III (who ruled circa 1267-1237 B.C.), to the king of Ahhiyawa mentions that Wilusa was once a bone of contention between the two. The location of Ahhiyawa has been controversial since its earliest recognition in the Hittite texts in the 1920s. The scattered references to it suggested that it lay across the sea and that its interests often conflicted with those of the Hittites. What is now known of the geography of western Anatolia makes it clear that there could be no room on the mainland for the kingdom of Ahhiyawa. Furthermore, the references to the political interests of Ahhiyawa on the west coast mesh well with increasing archaeological evidence for Mycenaean Greeks in the area, so that it is now widely accepted that "Ahhiyawa" is indeed the Hittite designation for this culture.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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15 posted on 08/25/2010 6:39:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Plutarch; Little Bill; gunsofaugust; Tainan; Pharmboy

:’D


16 posted on 08/25/2010 6:40:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did they find the Ithaca shotgun mounted on Odyssesus’s fireplace?


17 posted on 08/25/2010 8:28:28 PM PDT by Redcitizen (I saw Pirahna 3-D and my wallet felt the bite of a fishy plot.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve been keeping an “eye out” for that place too.

Did they find his mom?


18 posted on 08/25/2010 10:36:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

I thought the “eye out” joke was something Odysseus said to the Cyclops? ;’)


19 posted on 08/26/2010 4:39:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Redcitizen
Not sure, but we can be certain that, after 20 years apart, Odysseus was so glad to see his wife Penelope again that he slaughtered all her suitors, and then she immediately changed the subject to "what's our bed look like"? :')
20 posted on 08/26/2010 4:52:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

I think it went something like:

“Pluck the Beam out of your eye”

But Eye m guessing. LOL


21 posted on 08/26/2010 5:04:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: eleni121

My pleasure.


22 posted on 08/26/2010 5:59:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Vendome

Noman has thought like that before.


23 posted on 08/26/2010 6:00:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

24 posted on 08/26/2010 7:52:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

:’)


25 posted on 08/27/2010 3:06:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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