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  1. #1 Greeks 'discover Odysseus' palace in Ithaca, proving Homer's hero was real' 
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    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. ...
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    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.
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