In Search of the Trojan War

Season 1 Episode 5

Empire of the Hittites

Aired Unknown Mar 24, 1985 on BBC
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Empire of the Hittites
This program looks at the latest remarkable discoveries form the former capital of the Hittite Empire in central Turkey: a Bronze Age archive containing diplomatic letters and other artifacts from the Age of Agamemnon in which Paris, the legendary lover of Helen, may appear. This program reconstructs the diplomatic crisis surrounding the historical Trojan War, and retraces a 500 mile journey to the Aegean coast by the emperor of the Hittites, one of the most powerful men in the ancient world, a journey which leads to confrontation with the ??Great Kings of Greece??. This reconstruction is made possible by the survival of letters on clay tablets in East Berlin, and it is to these that we return at the end of the program for the latest discovery, which may disclose the real disaster that befell Troy around 1260 BC.moreless

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