Hat Tip to James
This mythical wooden animal described by Homer in his masterpiece the Odyssey, was long believed to have been an analogy for another war machine or for a natural disaster, but this recent discovery suggests that the Greek subterfuge could actually have taken place as described. The structure seems to fit the descriptions of both Homer, Virgil, Augustus and Quintus Smyrnaeus.
The archaeologists, led by two Boston University archaeology professors, say that they have a “high level of confidence” that the structure is indeed linked to the legendary horse. The codirectors of the project. Christine Morris, a College of Arts & Sciences senior lecturer in the writing program and the archaeology department, and Chris Wilson, a CAS associate professor of archaeology, say that all the test results up to now have only confirmed their theory.
“The carbon dating tests and other analysis have all suggested that the wooden pieces and other artifacts date from the 12th or 11th centuries BC” claims Professor Morris. “This matches the dates cited for the Trojan War, by many ancient historians like Eratosthenes or Proclus. The assembly of the work also matches the description made by many sources. I don’t want to sound overconfident, but I’m pretty certain that we found the real thing!”