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The Trojan War

The Trojan War


The ancient Greek story of the war between Greece and Troy is an epic of love, revenge, sorrow and bloodshed. Many people thought that it was just a myth and that the city of Troy itself never existed. But in 1870 a German archaeologist called Schliemann discovered the remains of a city (see picture) that may well have been Troy. If the city was real, some parts of the story may also have been real. But no labels or signs giving the name of the city were found, so we cannot be sure.

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