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Fall of Troy

Fall of Troy

Jun 11, 2012

According to Eratosthenes, Troy was sacked and burned on June 11, 1184 BC. Trojan Horse Odysseus devised a plan to create a hollow wooden horse, a sacred animal to the Trojans, in which soldiers would be stationed. The horse was left with the following inscription: The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home. Thinking the Greeks had...