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2007-03-26 21:00:00

By DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece - A geological engineering company said Monday it has agreed to help in an archaeological project to find the island of Ithaca, homeland of Homer's legendary hero Odysseus. It has long been thought that the island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea was the island Homer used as a setting for the epic poem "The Odyssey," in which the king Odysseus makes a perilous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. But amateur British archaeologist Robert Bittlestone...

2005-09-29 11:50:00

LONDON -- A British author and a team of scholars said on Thursday they may have solved one of the riddles of ancient Greece -- locating the ancient city of Ithaca, home of the legendary hero Odysseus. Finding Ithaca could rival the discovery of ancient Troy, uncovered on the Turkish coast more than 100 years ago, said author Robert Bittlestone. Local legend places the kingdom of Ithaca on an island in the Ionian Sea that bears the name Ithaki today. But Ithaki is to the east of a group of...