Secrets of the Dead: The Real Trojan Horse
The tale of the Trojan Horse is one of the most captivating stories in Greek mythology. Immortalized in the literary blockbusters of Homer and Virgil, it features some of the most famous faces in Greek legend, from Helen of Troy to Aphrodite and Achilles. Since the 19th-century discovery of the site of Troy in modern-day Turkey, historians have searched tirelessly for evidence of a real Trojan War, Troy's demise, and the truth behind this world famous myth.
Now, archaeological evidence is mounting that suggests a Trojan War did indeed happen. What's more, the city's defenses were so impenetrable, that some historians are asking whether the Trojan Horse - generally thought to have been a myth - could actually explain how the enemy got inside the walls. Now, scientists explore how discoveries of charred bones and arrowheads point toward a violent showdown around 1200 BC, exposing the true scale of Troy's defenses and supplies, and investigate the real possibility that a Trojan Horse could have been used to trick Troy into defeat.
Producer: Tom Fowlie
Executive Producer: Dan Oliver, Dan Chambers, Steve Burns
Production Company: Blink Films; Thirteen
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Tom Fowlie
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo