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Where is Ithaca, found the palace of Odysseus?

26 Aug

Greek archaeologist says he has found on the island of Ithaca in the Ionian Sea Palace mythical king Odysseus, the Trojan War hero.

“According to available data seriously, with all the academic qualifications, we believe that we are in front of the palace of Odysseus and Penelope – the only palace Homeric times, which has not yet been opened,” – said the agency professor-archaeologist Tanasis Papadopoulos, who along with his wife, also archaeologist, excavated at Ithaca for 16 years.

According to him, on the island discovered the ruins of a three-level palace stairs, punched in the rock. At the site found a well, which is dated XIII century. BC. Oe. that is the time when the Trojan War could take place. Similar pits have been found in Mycenae, and Tiryns – the two centers of the ancient Mycenaean civilization in the Peloponnese. In addition, archaeologists found the remains of Mycenaean pottery.

According to Papadopoulos, the palace matches the description given in the Odyssey. The archaeologist points to the fact that a few years ago at Ithaca, was found an ancient tablet with a picture that refers to one of the episodes of the ancient poem, according to tradition, composed by Homer. A panel depicts Odysseus, lashed to the mast of his ship and its surrounding monsters, sirens, whose singing made the comrades of Odysseus to jump into the sea. Also on the plate are the signs of so-called linear writing of the second millennium BC, which has not yet been deciphered.

8 August 2010 concluded two days of search and reconnaissance sortie research group “Chelyabinsk-Kosmopoisk” to the location of two unique objects, tentatively named “Kasli anomaly”. Versions of their origin appeared quite a lot: on various assumptions that may be of breeders and experiments local forestry and landscape designers freak Soviet times, and the irrigation system, and a strategic military target, and even alien spaceport. The main purpose of the trip was to establish the nature of unknown origin community and study the surrounding area.

As seen from the attached satellite image (Google Earth project), “anomaly” consists of two concentric circles, formed from trees growing on certain stone embankments.

 
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