Archaeology & History
Archaeologists claim discovery of Trojan Horse
By T.K. Randall
August 12, 2021 · 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
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