These archaeologists claim they've found the actual Trojan Horse
ยท ยท Aug 11, 2021 ยท NottheBee.com

This totally sounds like it should be the plot of an Indiana Jones movie.

Archaeologists claim they've found pieces of a historic "Trojan Horse" in Turkey at an excavating site of the city of Troy on the hills of Hisarlik.

"The excavations brought to light dozens of fir planks and beams up to 15 meters (49 feet) long," according to the Greek Reporter. "The remnants were assembled in a strange form, that led the experts to suspect they belong to the Trojan Horse. The wooden structure was inside the walls of the ancient city of Troy."

The Trojan Horse has long been considered by many to be a mythological structure rather than a real-life structure from ancient history. However, the two archeologists leading the excavation, Boston University professors Christine Morris and Chris Wilson, have a "high level of confidence" in the Trojan Horse connection.

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

"This matches the dates cited for the Trojan War, by many ancient historians like Eratosthenes or Proclus," Morris said. "The assembly of the work also matches the description made by many sources. I don't want to sound overconfident, but I'm pretty certain that we found the real thing!"

More support for the Trojan Horse connection is the discovery of a bronze plate found on-site with the inscription, "For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena," which is also referenced in Quintus Smyrbaeus' epic poem "Posthomerica"

It'd be pretty neat if this Trojan Horse thing turns out to be true.

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