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Project Troia -- Bronze Age Troy Just Keeps on Growing
Heritage Key ^ | Monday, October 4, 2010 | Ann Wuyts

Posted on 10/08/2010 6:04:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

German archaeologists have made new discoveries at modern day Hisarlik, northwest Turkey -- ancient Troy. The finds further confirm the area occupied during the Bronze Age was not limited to the citadel; Troy VI and VII were much larger than originally thought. The three year research project at Troy -- lead by Prof. Ernst Pernicka, from the University of Tubingen's Institute of Pre- and Early History -- sees scholars focus on the analysis and publication of materials found since the university started excavations at the site in 1988... smaller excavations... in combination with geophysical surveying and the drilling of test holes, allow the team to narrow down the Bronze Age occupation below Troy's citadel more closely... This year, the team confirmed the layout of a one kilometre long Late Bronze Age defensive system -- a rock-cut ditch -- south of the Troy hillfort. A gate, situated in the southeast area of the trench, is now fully excavated. It is located some 300 metres south of the citadel wall, and dated to about 1300 BC. The passage is about five metres wide, smaller than the ditch's previously excavated southern gate. Late Bronze Age layers came to light in the vicinity of the southeastern gate -- remains of walls, roads, storage pits and even an ancient oven. The finds suggest the area was occupied from about about 1700 (Troy VI) to 1100 BC (Troy VII). Soil samples, taken 200 metres east of the citadel, reveal Bronze Age remains as well.


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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: anatolia; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; homer; iliad; odyssey; trojanwar; troy
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Project Troia -- Bronze Age Troy Just Keeps on Growing

1 posted on 10/08/2010 6:04:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/08/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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3 posted on 10/08/2010 6:05:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

If one were to take Homer at his word, sending 100,000+ troops to a Troy of a few goatherders and migrant olive pickers wouldn’t make sense. Wouldn’t have been any need for an epic like the Iliad. A quick sound bite on the late news about a smash and grab on the corner of Grape and Vine would’ve covered it.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 6:41:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred ("We built a tower of stone. With our flesh and bone. To see him fly ." (RIP RJD))
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To: SunkenCiv

Troy and the Trojan War have always interested me.

It seems that the more they find out, the closer the Iliad was to the truth, not that I think it was totally accurate since a lot of it talks about Gods and Goddesses fighting on one side or the other.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 6:42:41 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SunkenCiv

Excellent and amazing, no? The more time we spend on a site the grander our view of the ancients becomes.

We really do live in a world of lost knowledge.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 8:25:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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7 posted on 10/08/2010 9:46:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 1010RD

No surprise that it took ten years to subdue.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 9:47:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: bigheadfred

Sailing into the Dardanelles in those days had to be like running a gauntlet from one pirate’s nest to the next. Troy was the first...or the last if you were heading out. Stands to reason a bunch of enterprising “tollkeepers” would set up shop there and be so gloriously successful, they’d eventually have themselves a city state.
You want to do business with the exotic trader cities on the Black Sea, you best pay da man. Both ways!
Sometimes enforcing this rule takes a navy.
Next thing you know, some Achaean ruffian who doesn’t understand how business operates, is getting bent out of shape and calling for war.
Troy had better press than the Barbary pirates, but pirates they were.
It’s ok. Many dynasties start with bandits, bootleggers, smugglers, vandals...or pirates.


9 posted on 10/09/2010 4:54:58 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Who killed Homer

homer-simpson.jpg

10 posted on 10/11/2010 12:24:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I don’t watch the Simpsons, but it seems like a send-up of that atrocious Brad Pitt movie would have made sense.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 1:09:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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