The Attack on Troy
3300 years ago Agamemnon, king of Mycenae in Greece, attacked the city of Troy in western Anatolia. The bloody siege that followed gave rise to one of the most famous legends of the ancient world, and the search for the truth behind the legend has intrigued scholars ever since. In this fascinating new investigation Rodney Castleden reconsiders all the evidence in order to establish the facts and give a historical basis to the most potent myth of ancient warfare.
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The walls of Troy reconstructed
The citadel of Troy in 1250 BC
The city of Troy in 1250 BC
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Achaean Achilles Aegean Aeneas Agamemnon Ahhiyawa Ajax allies Anatolia archaeological armour arrows Arzawa attack on Troy Battle of Kadesh Bay of Besika Bay of Troy beach Besika Bay built Castleden 2005 Catalogue centre century chariot citadel wall city of Troy coast commanders Dardanian defend Diomedes ditch east Egyptian Epic Cycle evidence fighting Greece Greek camp Gulf of Edremit Gurney Hattusa Hattusilis Hattusilis III Hector Hellespont helmet Hisarlik Hittite archives Hittite Empire Hittite Great King Hittite king Homer horses Iliad killed king of Ahhiyawa kingdom Kypria late bronze age Lesbos Lukka Lands Lykians Menelaus Millawanda Minoan mound mudbrick Mycenae Mycenaean warriors Nestor numbers Odysseus Patroklos Pedasos Piyamaradus Plain of Troy poems possible Priam probably Pylos raids reconstruction sail Scaean Gate Scamander Seha River shield ships side siege engines south-west spear swords tablets temple Tiryns tomb tower town Troad Trojan army Tudhaliyas walls of Troy western Anatolia Wilusa women