Tuesday, September 27, 2005

First was The Iliad and Troy. Then came Beowulf and Sutton Hoo. Now, The Odyssey and Odysseus' Ithaca. According to a Sept. 27, 2005 article in the Madera Tribune, Odysseus' tomb and his Ithaca was on the Island of Kefalonia rather than the modern day islet that bears its name.

POROS, Island of Kefalonia, Greece - The tomb of Odysseus has been found, and the location of his legendary capital city of Ithaca discovered here on this large island across a one-mile channel from the bone-dry islet that modern maps call Ithaca.

This could be the most important archeological discovery of the last 40 years, a find that may eventually equal the German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s 19th Century dig at Troy. But the quirky people and politics involved in this achievement have delayed by several years the process of reporting the find to the world.

Yet visitors to Kefalonia, an octopus-shaped island off the west coast of Greece, can see the evidence for themselves at virtually no cost. Read the whole story.

via Jerz's Literacy Weblog
Cross-posted to Machina Memorialis

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