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In Search of the Trojan War (original 1985; edition 1985)
by Michael Wood
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0816013551, Hardcover)For thousands of years the tale of Troy has captivated the western imagination. Hector and Achilles, Odysseus and the beautiful Helen are among the most enduring figures in art and literature. But did Troy really exist, and did the Trojan war really take place? In this study Michael Wood takes the reader back to the Greek Age of Heroes. In the Aegean, Turkey and ancient Egypt, he follows the footsteps of the travellers and adventurers who tried to locate the lost cities of legend. The book takes a fresh look at some of the most famous and exciting discoveries in archaeology: particularly those of Heinrich Schliemann at Troy and Arthur Evans at Knossos in Crete. This new edition has been revised to take account of new developments in the search for Troy, including the rediscovery of the so-called Jewels of Helen, which vanished during the fall of Berlin in 1945. The book also gives an account of the re-excavation of the site of Troy which began in 1988, and which is already yielding new evidence about the historical city which lay behind the intriguing story.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:09 -0400)
"For 3,000 years, tales of Troy and its heroes - Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen - have fired the human imagination. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings vividly to life the legend and lore of the Heroic Age in an archaeological adventure that sifts through the myths and speculation to provide a privileged view of the riches and the reality of ancient Troy." "This edition includes a new preface, a new final chapter, and an addendum to the bibliography that take account of dramatic new developments in the search for Troy with the rediscovery, in Moscow, of the so-called Jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy which began in 1988 and is yielding new evidence about the historical city."--BOOK JACKET.
(summary from another edition)
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