Monday, 03. October 2005
Tomb of Odysseus found?

Fot almost 3,000 years, its location has been a mystery, but classical scholars around the world are now convinced that a British businessman and amateur archaeologist with a passion for Homer has found the island of Ithaca, home of the Greek hero Odysseus and the site of his palace.

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J.M.W. Turner: Odysseus Deriding Polyphemus

Homer’s epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey are the oldest books in Western literature. They describe the Trojan War and the return of Odysseus — who devised the wooden horse that helped to end it — to his palace on Ithaca. Homer’s accounts of events around 1,200BC inspired the philosophers Plato, Aristotle and Socrates and shaped the intellectual and cultural development of Greece.


Lost island home of Odysseus found after 3,000 years by Times Online. (English)

Elsewhere: Archeologists make historic discovery by Madera Tribund. (English)
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