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- Learn about the famous hexametric poem Iliad, describing Troy's demise, deeply rooted in bardic tradition; it was passed down through the generations.
- Schliman was perhaps the luckiest archaeologist of all time. His life was a rags-to-riches story capped by the discovery of two treasures and a lost city.
- The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance along with the temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honor of the goddess Athena.
Troy was an important bronze age city and the setting of Homer’s poem, “Illiad” and part of “Odyssey”. It was the site of the famous Trojan War, fought between Greeks and Trojans in approximately 1250 BC. The end of this war came when the Trojans lost and the city was razed. Despite this bronze age calamity, the site actually remained occupied by number of different groups until the 4th century AD. Eventually, though, the city was completely abandoned, buried and lost to the world. Its very existence was debated throughout the Age of Enlightenment; many thought that it was simply the fiction of an ancient poet. However, with its re-discovery by German Archeologist Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s, the city was pulled out of myth and placed back into the real history books.
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