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Trojan War era remains found

Bronze era bones found in the ancient city of Troy.
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September 23, 2009

Archaeologists working in Turkey have found the remains of a man and woman that may date to the legendary Trojan War era of 1,200 B.C. The remains were found near the defense line in the ruins of the ancient city of Troy. The city, immortalized in Homer’s “The Illiad”, along with the War, was first unearthed in the 1870s.

Earlier this week, online news sites began carrying the news, each quoting a Reuters source. They note that excavations in the ancient city of Troy in northeast Turkey have been led by Ernst Pernicka, a professor for the University of Tubingen, Germany. Also found at the site, near a moat, were pieces of pottery.

The find may help archaeologists redraw the lines of the city.

According to the sources, radiocarbon testing is now being conducted.

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