Mystical Places

Homer's other epic Greek poem, The Iliad, recounts the brutal 10-year Trojan War between the city of Troy and the Achaeans (ancient Greeks), sparked when the prince of Troy kidnapped Helen, the daughter of Zeus. Thanks to Odysseus' plan to use the fabled wooden Trojan horse, he and the Achaeans penetrated the massive walls of Troy and besiege the city. For centuries, scholars were convinced the Trojan War was entirely a Greek myth. But in the late 1800s, archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann uncovered what historians believe are the remnants of Troy near Turkey's northeast coast. Today it's a 4,000-year-old World Heritage site.

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