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According to a report by newsit.gr, Turkish archaeologists excavating on the site of the historical city of Troy on the hills of Hisarlik, have unearthed a large wooden structure. Historians and archaeologists presume that the pieces are remains of the legendary Trojan Horse. Excavations brought to light dozens of fir planks and beams up to 15 meters long, assembled in a strange form. The wooden assembly was inside the walls of the ancient city of Troy. Fir planks were used for building seafaring ships, archaeologists say.
The structure found fits the description by Homer, Virgil, Augustus and Quintus Smyrnaeus. So, archaeologists tend to believe that the finding is indeed the remains of the subterfuge Greeks used to conquer ancient Troy. Another discovery that supports the archaeologists’ claims is a damaged bronze plate with the inscription “For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena.” Quintus Smyrnaeus refers to the particular plate in his epic poem “Posthomerica” and the plate was also found on the site. The two archaeologists leading the excavation, Boston University professors Christine Morris and Chris Wilson, say that they have a “high level of confidence” that the structure is indeed linked to the legendary horse. They say that all the tests performed up to now have only confirmed their theory.
“This matches the dates cited for the Trojan War, by many ancient historians like Eratosthenes or Proclus. 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!”
Editor's Note: This story is totally unconfirmed!
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: theantediluvian
Wait, so stories from a book can actually be true? Who'da thunk????
originally posted by: nukedog
If this came from the actual Trojan war level there may be some truth to it. It would need to be clearly demonstrated that these boards came from sea going vessels that were found in the wrong place inside the walls after having been deconstructed and reassembled. It looks like they are saying a lot of that. I doubt they would announce a claim like that off handed because this site has been a huge issue of contention for turkey for 150 years.
That being said, I'm stunned that the Trojans actually fell for this
originally posted by: theantediluvian
Unfortunately folks. This is a hoax.
I've found the original (original original) story on satire site, World News Daily Report. Published end of September. Interestingly, the two archaeologists in the story are based on two real BU archaeologists traveling around Turkey and blogging about it.
originally posted by: stormcell
If these were scraps of wood in a functioning city, they would have been used for firewood or other uses. But if the city had been abandoned, everything would have been left behind.