Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy have found the remains of a man and woman who are believed to have died in 1,200 B.C. If the dating is correct, this places them at the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer.
The discovery could add to evidence that Troy’s lower area was bigger in the late Bronze Age than previously thought, changing scholars’ perceptions about the city of the “Iliad.”
“If the remains are confirmed to be from 1,200 B.C. it would coincide with the Trojan war period. These people were buried near a mote. We are conducting radiocarbon testing, but the finding is electrifying,” Pernicka told Reuters in a telephone interview.