Monday, October 2, 2017

Search for ancient troy closing in

Rüstem Aslan, Troy’s chief archaeologist, is putting together evidence for the exact location of Homer's Troy. He has little doubt that the multi-layered city at Hisarlık is Homer’s Troy – based on the evidence of destruction, the Hittite agreement that references King Alaksandu (who is believed to be Paris, the Trojan whose elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, supposedly sparked the war of Greek myth) and the natural scenery that corresponds to descriptions in the legend.

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