In Search of the Trojan War

Season 1 Episode 1

The Age of Heroes

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1985 on BBC
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The Age of Heroes
The story of Troy is perhaps one of the greatest stories ever told, a story which has gripped the Western imagination for almost three thousand years. But is this story a myth or does it go back to real events and real people The search for the Trojan War begins in Berlin with the shattered remnants from Troy, which escaped allied bombing 40 years ago in February 1945, and the intriguing unsolved modern mystery surrounding the disappearance of a priceless Bronze Age treasure The Jewels of Helen. This gold was found by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann at what we now call Troy, near the Dardanelles in Turkey. The first program tells the story of the enigmatic Schliemann, the father of archaeology, now accused of being a liar. Schliemann??s incredible finds set the ball rolling: the gold treasure at Troy in 1873; the gold masked bodies of the rulers at Mycenae in Greece.moreless

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