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Evidence of theTrojan War

Summary: Archaeologists in recent years have unearthed evidence that the Trojan War, depicted in Homer's The Iliad, actually took place during the late Bronze Age. An overview of these archaeological investigations describes the methods used to extract the artifacts, the findings from those artifacts, and how those findings support Homer's writings.
Recent archaeological excavations have served to confirm the earlier work by Schliemann, Dorpfeld and Blegan, who initially worked on the premise that Homer's Iliad was sheer legend. Through their extensive research these archaeologists have been able to prove that Troy with its fatal location existed, that the powerful Greek leading city of the time Mycenae, led by King Agamemnon coexisted, and that during the late Bronze Age, a war lasting ten years took place between them. A recent discovery of early Hittite tablets has proved that a powerful Greek city, Mycenae, had invaded the city of Troy in the late Bronze Age. This evidence has lead past, and present archaeologists to believe that beneath Homers epic tale of Troy, the Iliad, lies credible truth, and proof that this poetic tale is not merely a "legend."

German amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann was the first archaeologist to excavate...

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