posted on May, 23 2004 @ 02:45 PM
Troy was a Greek colony on the west coast of Turkey, from ~1250 BC till, i'd guess about ~1000 BC. It was the first great archaeological excavation
to be based solely on classical literature. A German businessman named Schliemann located it by taking Homer as literally as possible.
Home embellished, and has been embellished, quite a bit. There was certaintly an invasion by the homeland that ruined the place. It was not anything
like a modern city in terms of size or population, definitely existed. Several of the personages actually bore the names of Homer's story, but
probably had litttle resemblance otherwise to their characters in literature. (Kind of like Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar")
There. And you'll get much more & precise details off the net. so go to it, bub.