notes 14 - 10/30 Evidence for the war 7125 room new...

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10/30 Evidence for the war 7125 room new excavations have shown that theres a lower town, so its more attractive as Troy and people will give money to find out whats there. The main purpose is to look for reasons for war. Its location is very important for land and sea routes with asia. This brings up reasons for war. People make cores to find out where the coastline was. Giant drill that takes out dirt and finds out where the coastline is. It was discovered that the coastline was much closer than it is now. Yay global warming. There is a beach nearby that is a good position for a camp. Everything else is incredibly swampy so it would be hard to set up a camp. Its called Besech Bay. The large mounds that were identified as the tomb of heroes but they are not Greek and not from the bronze age. They are pretty close to the bay, but its just a coincidence. The whole tomb thing is very hard to prove as no real tombs have been found. It’s a hard part in the iliad to explain. Almost all of the tombs are cremation graves. Korfmann decided that it was the Greek cemetery. The tomb looks like a small house. There are even small burials around that tomb. The problem is that greeks didn’t bury people like that. A Greek burial is round. Very carefully put together. The top would have a round shape covered in earth. A tholos. You know what that is! For the common people, they had burial rooms. Everyone was buried
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