Palace of Odysseus found on Ithaca island

Published on August 24th, 2010 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Greece has found the ruins of a three-level palace which they say matches the description of Odysseus’ palace in Homer’s Odyssey.

Greek archaeologists have claimed they have found the palace of Odysseus during excavations on the Ithaca island in the Ionian Sea.

On Tuesday, the archaeologist, Thanasis Papadopulos, who has been leading the excavation team on Odysseus’ home island for 16 years, said that he knew the right place of the remains since 2006.

“We found the ruins of a three-level palace with a staircase carved into the rock,” Papadopulos said, adding that they also found a well, dating back to 13th century BC, when the Trojan War is believed to have taken place.

According to the archaeologist, the discoveries are identical to the ones described in Homer’s Odyssey, presumably written about 8th century BC.

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