Skip to comments.Archaeologists find suspected Trojan war-era couple
Posted on 09/22/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
ANKARA (Reuters) Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey have found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, a leading German professor said on Tuesday.
Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey, said the bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age.
The discovery could add to evidence that Troy's lower area was bigger in the late Bronze Age than previously thought, changing scholars' perceptions about the city of the "Iliad."
"If the remains are confirmed to be from 1,200 B.C. it would coincide with the Trojan war period. These people were buried near a mote. We are conducting radiocarbon testing, but the finding is electrifying," Pernicka told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Ancient Troy, located in the northwest of modern-day Turkey at the mouth of the Dardanelles not far south of Istanbul, was unearthed in the 1870s by Heinrich Schliemann, the German entrepreneur and pioneering archaeologist who discovered the steep and windy city described by Homer.
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An undated handout picture shows the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C. in the ancient city of Troy in northwestern Turkey. Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey have found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, a leading German professor said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Project Troy/Handout
Washington Huskies beat the Trojans (AKA rubbers) like a drum last Saturday.
He mite have ment moat.
One thing which has always interested me is the Apostle Paul visited a place called Troias or Troy as we would call it. It was named that because it was located near the ancient city of Troy and in fact it was located near where Troy actually was.
Now if these people knew where the ancient city was located, why did so many experts claim there was no such place? Also maybe they knew exactly where it was located. I wonder if there are any other records other than the Iliad to locate it. I know Schliemann used the description in the Iliad to find it.
Isnt a MOTE a medieval manor house that is surrounded by a MOAT?
I thought “mote” was wrong too, but when I looked it up, one of the meanings was a trench full of water around a castle.
Hmmmm......must be an alternate spelling.
A mote is akin to a log.
What were they suspected of?
I’ll take noat of that.
Let’s just arrest them and put them on trial for war crimes I say!
The writer probably meant “motte,” which is a raised earthwork. So, mound.
Matthew 7-3 "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"
I forgot the mote was the speck...
It stands to reason that these Trojans were not overcome by Huskies since their bones were not consumed.
The Huskies really howled.. A real hard fought game.. they go to Stanford this weekend. 2 and 0 out of that game would be good.. considering the 0 - 12 record last year.
How were they able to even see a ~3200 year old mote?
It’s Washington STATE “cougars” team that eats bones and they stand no chance against the rubbers.
I thought that Troy was in New York state .... hmmm
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