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Who were the Trojans and where did they come from?

19 Jan

Eternal Atlantis

Many scholars, including Carl Blengen American archaeologist who worked at the site in the 1930s, believed the Trojans were of Greek origin. This conjecture was attributed to the Greek names given to the characters in the Iliad but that isn’t the case. Homer mentioned a close relationship between the Trojan allies and in particular with the Dardanians. Excavations at the site of Troy/Ilios/Troya/Troia have found artefacts that showed the Trojans were in fact indigenous to the region and related to the Indo-European people who migrated to the area.

An artist's impression of Troy VIh/VIi in around 1400 BC http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsMiddEast/AnatoliaTroy.htm An artist’s impression of Troy VIh/VIi in around 1400 BC
http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsMiddEast/AnatoliaTroy.htm

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Who were the Trojans and where did they come from?

  1. cav12

    January 21, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Thank you for reblogging my article Rita!

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  2. ritaroberts

    January 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

    You are most welcome Its a fantastic post !

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