notes 15 - 11/04 the iliad tells us that when you defeat...

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11/04 the iliad tells us that when you defeat people in battle, you take battle, so we shouldn’t expect to find that. Breaks are also there, so heaps of dead bodies shouldn’t really be looked for. A higher percentage of male burials would be more likely with battle wounds. At troy, there really is a lack of burials. Theres a small cemetery and they have all types of people and there are fairly normal. Large numbers of bodies are missing. Then again, they could be everywhere. There are also different types of burial ways. If there was a war, the walls would have been damaged. Evidence shows us that there were so many people living in the lower area that not all of them could have gone to the citadel. Theres a defensive ditch. The lower town has not been excavated so we don’t know if theres loads of dead bodies. In the citadel, there was a body found in the street. If there was a natural death, he would be buried. This one doesn’t. but then again, it could just be luck that she wasn’t
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