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By Michael Wood

For hundreds of thousands of years we now have been enthralled through stories of Troy and its heroes. Achilles and Hector, Paris and the famed attractiveness Helen stay one of the most enduring figures in paintings and literature. yet did those massive characters fairly stroll the earth? used to be there ever a precise siege of Troy? during this new, widely revised version Michael wooden takes account of the most recent dramatic advancements within the look for Troy. a brand new preface, a brand new ultimate bankruptcy and an addendum to the bibliography deliver his wide-ranging research of the advanced, archaeological, literary and ancient documents modern. Detailing the rediscovery in Moscow of the so-called jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the location of Troy all started in 1988, which maintains to yield new facts concerning the historic urban, this fantastically illustrated publication takes a clean examine one of the most fascinating discoveries in archaeology.

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