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Expedition To Legendary City Of Troy Begins In 2013
2012-10-16 12:57:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Like the generations of leaves, the lives of mortal men. Now the wind scatters the old leaves across the earth, now the living timber bursts with the new buds and spring comes round again. And so with men: as one generation comes to life, another dies away.” “• Homer, The Iliad The city-state of Troy is the stuff of legends, with mythical heroes, women of unsurpassed beauty and the fabled wooden Trojan Horse....

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2009-09-22 12:36:04

A leading German professor said on Tuesday that archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, Reuters reported. The bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age, according to Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey. Experts say the...

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2009-04-27 21:31:39

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Jonathan Liebesman to direct a movie inspired by Homer's epic Greek poem The Odyssey. Variety.com said the screenplay for Odysseus was written by Ann Peacock, who previously worked on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Liebesman's directing credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Odysseus is about what happens when the king of Ithaca returns home after years of fighting the Trojan Wars and discovers his...

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2008-06-23 17:56:07

Researchers say they have pinpointed the exact date of King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and killed a group of suitors who wanted to replace them by marrying his wife. Marcelo O. Magnasco of Rockefeller University in New York and Constantino Baikouzis of the Astronomical Observatory in La Plata, Argentina, said they used clues from star and sun positions mentioned in Homer's works to conclude that it was April 16, 1178 B.C. when the great warrior returned. Although the researchers...

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2006-03-30 07:05:34

ATHENS, Greece -- Among the ruins of a 3,200-year-old palace near Athens, researchers are piecing together the story of legendary Greek warrior-king Ajax, hero of the Trojan War. Archaeologist Yiannis Lolos found remains of the palace while hiking on the island of Salamis in 1999, and has led excavations there for the past six years. Now, he's confident he's found the site where Ajax ruled, which has also provided evidence to support a theory that residents of the Mycenean island kingdom fled...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.