Jordan Reise

Topics: Trojan War, Greek mythology, Iliad Pages: 4 (1492 words) Published: April 21, 2013
Jordan Reise
Art 101
Research Paper
Fact or Fiction
            Over time there has been a great debate to what really took place back in Ancient Greece and ever more specific the Trojan War. Some believe it was a story written by Homer, although some believe it was an actual event backed up by evidence. Researches for centuries have been trying to discover the real truth behind this great story and they are still just barely scratching the surface.[1]  

            The first great discovery of the Trojan War didn’t come until the 1870’s and it was excavated by a German fellow that goes by Heinrich Schliemann. His excavation lasted for 20 years until his death. Although upon his death he made some magnificent finds and also came up with brilliant theories. One of his first finds was the Lion Gate above one of the entrances of the territory. What made this piece so great was that it was made of lime stone and relief panel and stood to be 9’6”. “A relieving triangle is a space (usually triangular) above a lintel in megalithic architecture to relieve the weight of the masonry”1 this lion entrance more than anything thing was that the two lions both howling to the sky, to make it a relieving triangle. Although the lion entrance was great the golden mask of Agamemnon found in the burial grounds is even better. The ancient Greek’s knew that gold was one of the most precious metals and it lasted forever so they figured to mask a special mask for Agamemnon what to think means immortality. Basically wanting his legacy to carry on for forever and they have a gold face mask of him for remembrance.  

            There was also another great find although it wasn’t inside the walls of the citadel it was found right outside of it. A Large bowl/jar this told one of the great stories of the Trojan War and how it all began. It is believe “Everything started when the goddess of Discord, Eris was not invited to the wedding of King Peleus and Thetis.”2 Once she had...
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