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The Tomb of Odysseus

Tuesday 10/11/2005 12:20 PM

A secret has been brewing in Greece for several years.

Ever since Heinrich Schliemann discovered the lost/mythical city of Troy in the 19th century, people have wondered if other parts of Homer's Odyssey might also be true.

Well, wonder no more.

Archeologists have been looking for evidence of Odysseus in modern Ithaca for decades. Turns out that modern Ithaca and ancient Ithaca are not the same place. Considerable evidence has now been found on the Greek island of Kefalonia that supports claims that ancient Ithaca was located where the small village of Poros is now situated. Said evidence includes sections of ancient city walls, several key landmarks from Homer's story and the clincher: a gold brooch matching the precise description of one that Homer said that Odysseus wore.

In short, the tomb of Odysseus has been found. Odysseus was a real person. Cool, eh?

Details galore on your Link of the Day.

"Well, that's nice," you might say, "but what in the world does this have to do with Peter Stuart Lakanen, Unmeaning Flattery or even dogs?"

That's a fair question, Gentle Reader. Stop back by tomorrow and a little bit more will be revealed.

Link of the Day: Archeologists make historic discovery

File Under: Argus; Link of the Day; Odysseus
Music: George Michael "Patience"

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