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Archaeologists claim discovery of Trojan Horse

By T.K. Randall
August 12, 2021 · Comment icon 15 comments

The story of the Trojan Horse is now legendary. Image Credit: Pixabay
Pieces of wood allegedly belonging to the iconic wooden horse have been reportedly discovered in Greece.
The story goes that during the Trojan War, the ancient Greeks - at the behest of Odysseus - built a giant wooden horse large enough for a small force of soldiers to hide inside.

The Greek forces then pretended to retreat so that the Trojans, who were stationed within the city of Troy, could emerge from the gates and take possession of the horse as a war trophy.

It was all an elaborate rouse however, as the Greek soldiers later emerged from the horse and opened the gates from the inside, allowing the rest of the Greek army to enter and take the city.
The final resting place of the wooden horse - if it actually existed - has always remained something of a mystery, but now archaeologists from Turkey claim that they may have found pieces of wood from the structure in the hills of Hisarlik at the site of the historic city.

The discovery consists of dozens of planks measuring up to 15 meters in length and which, according to the team, were assembled in such a way so as to suggest that they were part of the horse.

Excavation leaders Christine Morris and Chris Wilson of Boston University maintain that they have a "high level of confidence" that the find is linked to the horse.

"The carbon dating tests and other analysis have all suggested that the wooden pieces and other artifacts date from the 12th or 11th centuries B.C," said Morris.

"This matches the dates cited for the Trojan War."

Source: Greek Reporter | Comments (15)

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Ell 3 years ago
It is the best evidence yet that those Turkish Greeks came from the Moon in an enormous wooden spaceship! Must have been the far side, because there aint no trees growing on the near side.
Comment icon #7 Posted by moonman 3 years ago
It's a pile of wood. Could literally have been anything. If the horse even existed, don't you think it would have been burned out of spite at some point? Were the losers really going to keep it around as a memento?
Comment icon #8 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Maybe they'll find Noah's Ark soon.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Troublehalf 3 years ago
Interesting, the UM article says Pieces of wood allegedly belonging to the iconic wooden horse have been reportedly discovered in Greece. While the article itself says Archaeologists Claim They’ve Discovered the Trojan Horse in Turkey The article says they discovered it around Troy, which is in Anatolia, which is Turkey. Unless I am missing something?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
How do they know the planks of wood aren't a part of Noah's Ark? Or pieces of the True Cross?
Comment icon #11 Posted by jaylemurph 3 years ago
The rest of Troy was… No one’s /selling/ them, so probably not.  —Jaylemurph 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Cookie Monster 3 years ago
Or there was, but they cut them all down!
Comment icon #13 Posted by fred_mc 3 years ago
Good point. I was also confused about that. I don't think there is any way they would bring back the horse to Greece, would it even fit on a ship, so if there are remains of it, it would be in Turkey.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Alpic 3 years ago
From the article: Still not convinced, but it makes the claim stronger.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Doug1066 3 years ago
One idea is that the Trojan horse was made from a boat/ship. Doug

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