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Troy: Myth and Reality
The entry on Troy describes one of the most fascinating episodes in the unclearly defined border line between legend and reality. For many years Homer’s Iliad was seen as a nice story of Greek gods and heros, but nothing that bore any resemblance with reality. In the 19th century achaeologists started trying to find out if there was really any discernible background to the legend. Especially Heinrich Schliemann was one of the best known characters to work on this topic, although Frank Calvert was the first one to research the legend’s location and excavated small parts of level VI of ancient Troy, thus starting to prove that there was a real background.
The photos show a lot of information that the researchers saw on their way in proving the real existence of Troy.
The user gets information on the legend and the archaeology of Troy, a virtual walk into Troy, a Teacher’s section with a lot of links and activies, an interactive Quiz and information about the team.
The entry can be used in English as well as in German.
2001 Achievement Award
JulieGALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL, Galesburg, IL, United States
TorstenMariengymnasium Jever, Friedeburg, Germany
DanielMariengymnasium Jever, Jever, Germany
19 & under
Martin MaeckenMariengymnasium, Jever, Germany
History & Government > Ancient Civilizations & Archaeology > Ancient Greece
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