A new astronomical dating of the Trojan war’s end

Part of : Mediterranean archaeology & archaeometry : international journal ; Vol.14, No.1, 2014, pages 93-102

A solar eclipse’s evolution was described in the Iliad in a stepwise mode manifested in increasing gradual darkness, during a warm day at late noon; from Sarpedon’s death time to few later from Patroclus’ death time. We examined the solar eclipses within the time span 1400-1130 B.C. and we found that only the annular solar eclipse on 6th June 1218 yr B.C. observable in Troy with significant obscuration 75.2 % fits fully with the Homeric descriptions.
Subject (LC):
Homer, Iliad, Solar eclipse, Trojan war, Achilles shield, Patroclus
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