Trojan Horse

According to the legends, the Greek army was only able to breach the walls of Troy by a ruse: constructing a wooden horse and leaving it as an offering to the gods (before ostensibly sailing home to Greece). The Trojans then took the horse inside their city walls. Little did they know, armed men were hiding inside. At night, these Greek warriors left the wooden horse, opened the gates of Troy, let in the entire Greek army, and laid waste to the city. Of course, this is only a story. There’s no evidence such an assault ever took place. But if it had, what might the horse have looked like? There are two versions in and around Troy, Turkey, today. One sits near the archaeological site’s visitor’s center, while the other is a half-hour away in the city of Canakkale.


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