Trojan War Waged 1159 — 1168 BC

June 26, 2008 at 3:50 am

Astronomers believe they may have deduced the dates of the Trojan War and the Odyssey.

 Marcelo O. Magnasco of Rockefeller University in New York and Constantino Baikouzis of the Astronomical Observatory in La Plata, Argentina based their study on astronomical data provided by Homer in the Odyssea.

That data would place the return of Odysseus to Ithaca in the year 1178 BC. His “Odyssey” home from the Trojan War took ten years, which would place the course of the nine-year war between 1159-1168 BC.

Read more here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/science/24home.html?ex=1372046400&en=6b6e29327b27f1a8&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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