Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Lost island home of Odysseus found after 3,000 years: "FOR almost 3,000 years, [Ithaca's] location has been a mystery... Many thought that the island existed only in the imagination of the Greek poet Homer and in his epic, the Odyssey."

As SA wittily remarks, "For many years there were those who doubted that Ithaca actually existed. Not me. If the story had appeared in the NY Times, I would have questioned it. But Homer? Never!"

The story continues, “Some 3,200 years after the events that are described in the Odyssey, ancient Ithaca has at last been discovered — a discovery which will revolutionise our understanding of the ancient world and is of profound importance to our understanding of the origins of western civilisation.”

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