Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Discovery of Bronze-Age `Refrigerators´ Expands Homer´s Troy

Expand Messages
  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Discovery of Bronze-Age `Refrigerators´ Expands Homer´s Troy Bloomberg [USA], Sept. 17 2008 The remains of two outsized earthenware pots, a ditch and
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2008
    View Source
    • 0 Attachment
      Discovery of Bronze-Age `Refrigerators´ Expands Homer´s Troy
      Bloomberg [USA], Sept. 17 2008

      The remains of two outsized earthenware pots, a ditch and evidence of a
      gate dating back more than 3,000 years are changing scholars'
      perceptions about the city of Troy at the time Homer's "Iliad" was set.
      The discoveries this year show that Troy's lower town was much bigger in
      the late Bronze Age than previously thought, according to Ernst
      Pernicka, the University of Tubingen professor leading excavations on
      the site in northwestern Turkey. His team has uncovered a trench 1.4
      kilometers long, 4 meters wide and 2 meters deep. The full length of the
      trench, which probably encircled the city and served a defensive
      purpose, may be as much as 2.5 kilometers, Pernicka said in an interview
      in his office in Mannheim, Germany. Troy may have been as big as 40
      hectares, with a population as high as 10,000, he estimates.

      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?
      pid=20601088&sid=afwbfeBA35og&refer=hom
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.