View Full Version : Greeks 'discover Odysseus' palace in Ithaca, proving Homer's hero was real'

08-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Odysseus known to the ancient Romans as Ulysses famously took 10 years to return home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy.

On his journey, he was twice shipwrecked and encountered a cyclops, the spirit of his mother and tempting Sirens before returning to Ithaca, where he found his wife, Penelope, under pressure to remarry from a host of suitors who had invaded the royal palace.

With the help of his father, Laertes, and his son, Telemachus, he slaughtered his rivals and re-established his rule.

But despite the fantastical details in the Greek epic, a team of archaeologists has claimed the tale is anchored in truth - and that they have discovered his home on the island of Ithaca, in the Ionian sea off the north-west coast of Greece. ...http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/7962445/Greeks-discover-Odysseus-palace-in-Ithaca-proving-Homers-hero-was-real.html

08-26-2010, 01:43 PM
That's a pretty cool discovery, whether it is really Odysseus' castle or not.

I'm looking forward to either NGeo or the History Channel to have a show about it, this seems like the perfect site and topic-like the ones that claim Atlantis was actually an island in the Minoan empire, and it sunk into the sea in a volcanic eruption. I love shows like that.

08-26-2010, 05:36 PM